Report: Acura EV to be made in Tennessee, alongside Cadillac Lyriq

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Normal Motors plans to make an approaching Acura-branded electric powered car in 2024 at the similar Tennessee plant that will assemble the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, even though a much more economical Honda crossover set to be about the exact dimension could be manufactured by GM in Mexico beginning in 2023. 

Both parts of production news appear through a Tuesday report from Automotive Information, citing two people today acquainted with the plans. 

The prepare would spot manufacturing of the Acura EV and Cadillac Lyriq at Spring Hill, Tennessee, in a factory GM originally constructed for the assembly of Saturn versions. 

Cadillac Lyriq thought

A different report from Automotive News past July instructed GM may well retool the Ramos Arizpe Assembly plant in Mexico, which now will make the Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox, for EV creation in 2023. The plant has assembled a technology of reasonably priced GM versions like the Chevrolet Cavalier, additionally the quirky Pontiac Aztek and Chevy HHR, and additional a short while ago the Chevrolet Sonic and variations of the Chevrolet Cruze. 

In November, as part of a stepped up $27 billion EV program, GM announced that it experienced sped output of the Lyriq ahead nine months vs . what had been formerly announced—to a U.S. start in the to start with quarter of 2022. 

General Motors' BEV3 platform and Ultium batteries

Common Motors’ BEV3 platform and Ultium batteries

Equally Honda/Acura motor vehicles had been introduced past April, as part of a partnership concerning Honda and GM that will enable both businesses to far more quickly attain economies of scale for EVs and to share in the co-progress of both of those interior-combustion and electric platforms—including a model of GM’s Super Cruise driver-help engineering for Honda. 

The collaboration concerning Honda and GM is by no signifies the to start with for the two providers. They have beforehand allied in hydrogen gasoline-mobile development, jointly invested in Cruise and its autonomous-auto technological know-how, and worked alongside one another on battery mobile tech. 

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