Nissan & Honda Join Forces in EV Mobility Feasibility Study

Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida and Honda Director Toshihiro Mibe team up to charge ahead with electric vehicle technology innovation, in a new partnership

Nissan and Honda have announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding for a feasibility study in vehicle electrification and intelligence.

 

Nissan and Honda forge partnership for future electric mobility

Nissan is based in Yokohama, Japan, and was founded in 1933. The company manufactures SUVs, sports cars, sedans and minivans, to name a few. Yet Nissan believes that the future of mobility is about more than cars, it is also about creating a global ecosystem that supports sustainable and equitable transportation solutions.

Japanese vehicle manufacturer Honda was founded in 1948 and has been leading innovation in the field for 75 years, building automobiles, motorcycles and even aircraft.

Both feel that in order to reach the goals of carbon neutrality and zero traffic-accident fatalities, it is vital to strengthen electrification technologies as well as software development. By combining their strengths, Honda and Nissan can both reap the benefits.

The feasibility study will look at automotive software platforms and core components related to EVs.

Makoto Uchida, President and CEO of Nissan, highlighted the importance of preparing for the increasing pace of transformation in mobility in the mid-to-long-term.

“It is significant that we have reached this agreement based on a mutual understanding that Honda and Nissan face common challenges,” said Makoto. “We look forward to further discussions and aim to find win-wins for sustainable growth.”

“In this period of once-in-a-century transformation in the automotive industry, we will examine the potential for partnership between Nissan and Honda,” agreed Toshihiro Mibe, Honda Director, President and Representative Executive Officer. “Our study criteria will be whether the synergy of the technologies and knowledge that our companies have cultivated will enable us to become industry leaders by creating new value for the automotive industry.”

EV technology advances from Nissan and Honda

Earlier this month, Nissan announced the launch of Nissan Energy Share in Japan, to advance the value of electric vehicles across the country. The service will include Nissan’s energy management technology, which controls EV battery charging - and discharging. It also allows power to be shared from an EV to a building.

Read more here.

At Ces’s January 2024 Event, Sony and Honda unveiled the Afeela EV, which aims to unite driving with the entertainment experience, with its advanced sensing technology and AI, provided by Microsoft.


 

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