Companies Collaborate on Next-Gen Battery Technology

Honda and General Motors announced their cooperation in developing “next-generation” battery technology for future electric cars. The advanced chemistry of these batteries will be developed to include higher energy density, smaller packaging, and faster recharging. Honda will source the batteries from General Motors for their North American vehicles. This partnership will help to advance General Motors’ zero emissions vision and follows the already existing $85 million joint venture between the companies to develop hydrogen fuel cell technology. Honda is investigating solid-state batteries as well as part of a Japanese consortium with the potential to enable cars to drive 500 miles on a single charge. CNET