Honda. Acura. What do they have in common besides having cool cars made digitized in those racing games? General Motors is developing some great batteries that will add to the technology. Such is of the Ultium variety! Isn’t that sweet? It’s an agreement that Honda may make in some sort of begrudging move along with General Motors. The EV suppliers are going to decide how the first half of the 2020s will turn out. Crossovers will begin manufacturing in 2023, and maybe won’t arrive until 2024.
But why? What stake does GM have with the lesser automakers of Honda and Acura?
Because electric vehicles are known to be as strong as their batteries. Which power the actual vehicles. General Motors has even said that some of the EVs for Honda and Acura will be getting OnStar as well as hands-free Super Cruise driver assistance. Motorists are going to be specific to the branding of Honda and Acura, most likely.
Before, Honda was decidedly trying to build at least two electric vehicle models with inspiration from the General Motors technology. The real question, as it turns out, is whether or not this could be seen as a competition. Will the GM’s Cadillac Lyriq be competing against it’s own battery model within the Acura-branded sister model? Not to mention the GMC Hummer EV. As well as a Chevy. Yeah, even Chevy has their Blazer electrified.
The specs themselves for the Lyriq are disclosed to be relative in size to the 190-inch XT5.
The Acura is likely to be given it’s own identity for the sake of the branding individually dedicated to Acura’s good name.
So is this a trap? Is this maybe a union? Who really knows, but this truly a historic time, which calls for unprecedented movements. May the unions of automakers and battery-creators alike do better to keep the peace in complete order.