Honda to Build its Own EVs Following Partnership with GM
June 29, 2021—Following a partnership with GM to build its first two fully electric vehicles, Honda announced Monday it will start manufacturing its own EVs later this decade.
Honda and GM have been partners in developing hydrogen fuel cell and electric vehicles. Two EV models designed by GM for Honda, including the Honda Prologue SUV, will go on sale in 2024, according to an Associated Press report.
The Japanese automaker initially planned to use hybrids in its efforts to meet stricter government-imposed fuel economy and pollution standards, but Honda of America Executive VP Dave Gardner said global regulatory actions pushed Honda more toward full EVs.
Honda will begin producing its own EVs after the two GM-designed vehicles go on sale in 2024, though Gardner said it's possible the company could use GM components in its EVs.