Honda and General Motors may expand their cooperation on green cars, according to a report in the Japanese media.
In 2013 the two automakers signed a partnership to develop hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains, which remains in effect until at least 2020.
Now, it appears they may collaborate on plug-in hybrids as well.
The two companies “have entered final negotiations” on an expanded partnership that would include plug-in hybrid development, reports The Yomiuri Shimbun (via Charged EVs).
At the moment, each maker uses its own two-motor hybrid and plug-in hybrid technology–and the two are differently arranged inside, with Honda’s system nesting one motor inside the other, while GM’s connects two separate motors with planetary gears.