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Honda Joined Hands with A US-Based Company to Develop The Battery

Honda’s decision is critical because it is speeding up the electrification of its vehicles around the world. Honda has been on the lookout for next-generation batteries, including the all-solid-state batteries it is developing on its own.

Honda Motor has entered into a joint development agreement with SES Holdings, a Boston-based EV battery company, to develop lithium-metal batteries for electric vehicles. Honda’s overall battery strategy includes this joint development agreement with SES.

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As Honda pushes to expand its business globally, lithium-metal batteries could aid in the development of improved battery technology for its upcoming EVs.

Honda Joined Hands with A US-Based Company to Develop The Battery
Honda Joined Hands with A US-Based Company to Develop The Battery

They should have a higher energy density than lithium-ion batteries, which are currently used in the majority of battery-electric vehicles.

When SES Holdings goes public on the New York Stock Exchange through a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transaction, Honda plans to buy a small stake.

Honda’s decision is critical because it is speeding up the electrification of its vehicles around the world.

Honda has been on the lookout for next-generation batteries, including the all-solid-state batteries it is developing on its own.

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“The battery is an essential component of EVs,” said Shinji Aoyama, Managing Executive Officer in Charge of Electrification at Honda Motor. “Honda has been concurrently looking into several options toward the realisation of high-capacity, safe, and low-cost next-generation batteries.”

Honda signed a joint development agreement with SES, recognising the advanced technologies of SES, with the goal of establishing a good relationship with SES and quickly generating substantial achievements through our joint research activities. Honda will continue to form collaborative relationships with companies that have advanced technologies as needed in order to provide our customers with highly competitive and appealing EVs.”

Honda Joined Hands with A US-Based Company to Develop The Battery
Honda Joined Hands with A US-Based Company to Develop The Battery

Honda Motor (China) Investment, a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, announced a deal with Dongfeng earlier this year to build a new facility in China to manufacture electric cars. The new Honda EV production facility will aid the Japanese automaker in expanding its electric vehicle lineup in the coming years.

The new facility will have a basic annual production capacity of 120,000 units, according to Honda. The facility will be designed to be highly efficient and intelligent. It will design and build electric vehicles from the ground up.

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Last year, Honda debuted the E:Prototype SUV at the Shanghai Auto Show.

It is also preparing to release the third-generation HR-V electric SUV in the near future. With both of these models, Honda hopes to gain traction in a market crowded with electric vehicle manufacturers.

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