In such a partnership, the American concern will be responsible for the technical component, and the Japanese will be engaged in design.
American General Motors and Japanese Honda will begin joint production of electric cars. We are talking about two electric cars, whose appearance on the market is tentatively scheduled for 2024. Such machines will use GM's scalable platform and their branded Ultium batteries. The General Motors platform is very flexible - it allows you to use the layout with front, rear or all-wheel drive.
It is also possible in it both vertical and horizontal arrangement of the batteries - with the help of proper selection, it is possible to more efficiently accumulate energy for various types of vehicles. In turn, the Japanese automaker will slightly reconfigure the architecture to fit its needs, as well as completely create a unique design for new cars. This will be done based on the needs and relevance of the car market.
The partnership agreement will be very beneficial for both companies. Honda will be able to avoid the extra costs of developing a platform and batteries.
And for GM, the assembly of machines at its own plant in the USA will be a favorable condition - this will allow us to optimize the enterprise, load conveyors and use production facilities more efficiently. Recall that Honda and GM have already collaborated in the development of fuel cells, as well as autonomous driving systems for Cruise Origin. The Chinese will make batteries for electric vehicles in which you can drive nails
Specialists of the BYD automobile concern created a new compact battery, the maximum load of which will make it possible to increase the protection of environmentally friendly cars, when compared with the same lithium-ion batteries. They were convinced of its strength by hammering nails into the battery.
A company that produces lithium-ion batteries, in most cases, is trying to increase the energy resource of its own products, while at the same time not thinking much about safety. It is for this reason that in the event of accidents, as a result of breakdowns, electric cars are increasingly ignited. The new development under the name Blade Battery, as experts say, makes it possible to get rid of these problems.
In addition to the usual tests involving bending, sawing, heating to 300 degrees Celsius, and also recharging by 260%, during which the experimenters were not able to ignite the battery, experts checked the strength of their own product, driving cloves. And if the temperature of a simple lithium-ion battery in such a procedure reached 400 degrees Celsius, and lithium-iron phosphate - 500, then the Blade Battery was heated to only 60 degrees.
As noted by Vice President of the Chinese brand Hee Long, some automakers are already interested in an innovative battery. But he did not say which car brand this battery will appear in the first place. It is noted that the debut auto corporation, which will acquire a heavy-duty battery, will be a Han EV sedan.
This machine will receive one or two electric motors with a capacity of 218 to 268 hp, and the autonomy of the new model will be approximately 450 km