Honda, GM to Jointly Manufacture Fuel Cells at New Factory

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Honda and General Motors are investing heavily into hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

The two automakers will set up a factory to jointly manufacture fuel cells, a move that will help bring development of fuel-cell vehicles to a new phase. Honda and GM have been jointly developing fuel-cell systems and hydrogen tanks since 2013, and now they plan on mass producing fuel cells at the new plant by 2025. The goal of the plant is to reduce production costs of fuel cells since both automakers are working on commercial fuel-cell vehicles of their own.

Honda is focusing on offering mass-market fuel-cell vehicles by 2025 and the Japanese government is planning on introducing measures that will reduce the market price of fuel-cell vehicles to levels that can compete with traditional electric hybrids around 2025.

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Developing fuel-cell vehicles have become a focus for various automakers around the world, but it requires a huge investment. As a result, Honda and GM aren’t the only ones that have partnered up to work on fuel-cell development. Toyota and BMW are jointly developing key components for fuel-cell vehicles while Nissan is working with Ford and Daimler.

[Source: The Asahi Shimbun]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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