Acura is reportedly engaged on its first battery-electric car, an SUV, utilizing Basic Motors’ BEV3 platform and Ultium batteries.
Citing individuals acquainted with the plans, Automotive News (subscription required) reported Tuesday that GM will even construct the SUV for Acura, plus a second electrical SUV for Honda.
In accordance with the sources, the Acura SUV is slated to enter manufacturing in 2024 at GM’s Spring Hill Manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, the place GM will begin manufacturing of the Cadillac Lyriq electrical SUV in 2022.
Cadillac Lyriq idea
The Honda SUV is slated to enter manufacturing in 2023 at GM’s plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, the place GM at present builds the Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox.
Each SUVs will reportedly be mid-size choices not in contrast to the Lyriq.
Honda reached a cope with GM final April to source a pair of electric vehicles using the BEV3 platform and Ultium batteries, on the market in North America. On the time, the automakers stated GM will likely be chargeable for manufacturing of the automobiles, with Honda dealing with the design and the tuning of the driving traits. The primary of the 2 automobiles is due as a 2024 mannequin.
Basic Motors’ BEV3 platform and Ultium batteries
The BEV3 platform helps a wide range of car sorts starting from small vehicles to massive pickup vans and SUVs, in addition to outputs of greater than 1,000 horsepower. The Ultium batteries are available in sizes starting from 50-200 kilowatt-hours, the latter good for over 400 miles of vary.
Since their April announcement, Honda and GM have additional strengthened ties in North America. The 2 in September proposed an alliance within the space of platform and powertrain sharing, in addition to in R&D, buying, and linked companies. The 2 automakers have additionally collaborated within the space of gasoline cells since 2013.
When contacted, a Honda spokesman informed Automotive Information the automaker will announce extra particulars on its North American electrification plans later in 2021.