Nissan and Honda Announce Plans for Collaboration on Electric Vehicles

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Nissan and Honda Announce Plans for Collaboration on Electric Vehicles

Just a day after speculation emerged about Nissan and Honda possibly joining forces to push forward in electric vehicle (EV) technology, the companies have now confirmed these early reports from Nikkei Asia.

They’ve officially agreed to explore a strategic partnership focusing on electrification and smart vehicle technologies, as detailed in a joint statement released today. This preliminary step involves a memorandum of understanding for a feasibility study.

This means that while Nissan and Honda are not immediately co-developing an EV, this study could pave the way for future collaboration in areas such as software development, essential EV components including batteries, and other related technologies, according to the announcement.

According to a recent report by Nikkei Asia, Nissan is contemplating a collaborative effort with Honda to develop a novel electric axle (e-axle) and a unified electric vehicle (EV) platform. This partnership could lead to a range of EVs from both Japanese automakers, built on the same foundational architecture—a strategy reminiscent of General Motors’ use of its Ultium platform for its latest electric models.

Previously, Honda had forged a partnership with GM, which brought to market the all-electric Honda Prologue and Acura ZDX crossovers. This collaboration was expected to last until at least 2027 and introduce at least one affordable EV, though these plans were eventually abandoned.

In the wake of the dissolved partnership with GM, Honda is now potentially looking to Nissan to achieve what was left unfinished. Both companies are in the process of developing a variety of new EVs, including both sedans and SUVs, but these vehicles are still a couple of years away from materializing. Currently, Nissan offers the Leaf and Ariya models in the United States, whereas Honda’s lineup includes the GM Ultium-based Prologue and Acura ZDX, available at dealerships.

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