Earlier this month, Honda announced it would aim to sell only electrically-powered vehicles in North America by the year 2040. In that same release, the company revealed it would be working alongside General Motors to develop two SUVs—one for Honda and one for Acura—for the North American market using the American company’s Ultium battery technology, aiming for a 2024 model year release.
In a statement given to The Drive and confirmed by Road & Track, Acura said not only would GM help to develop the two SUVs, but it will also be responsible for producing them.
“The 2024 Acura EV is one of the Ultium-based products announced in April 2020,” an Acura spokesperson told Road & Track via email. “We are jointly developing two EV SUVs models using GM’s Ultium batteries for the North American market as 2024 model year, one for the Honda brand and one for the Acura brand.” For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.