Automobile giants Honda Motor Co. and General Motors Co. announced their partnership to create environment friendly vehicles during a conference in New York City on Tuesday. Both plan to develop automobiles with fuel-cell battery technology. The vehicle will be using green technology provided by Honda and GM, both utilizing each other’s resources.
East meets West, for the good of mother earth. The joint partnership aims to develop green cars while demanding less cost from consumers. At the same time, the meticulous process will not be as heavy as it would compared to a sole production. Honda and General Motors agreed on bilateral utilization of resources. Each auto giant will mobilize their engineers in joint research facilities with access to both manufacturers’ resources.
“We are convinced this is the best way to develop this important technology, ” said Dan Akerson, General Motors CEO. He also added that the technology will help car owners from being limited with petroleum use. Honda President Takanobu Ito also added that fuel-cell ran vehicles are at par, if not better, than regular vehicles. “Among all zero CO2 emission technologies, fuel-cell electric vehicles have a definitive advantage with range and refueling time that is as good as conventional gasoline cars,” Ito said.
[via Canberra Times]