GM And Honda Pour $85 Million Into Joint Fuel Cell Manufacturing In Michigan

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General Motors and Honda have both leaned on one another regarding fuel cell development in an ongoing strategic partnership, but both automakers have tied the knot even further.

GM announced both automakers have invested $85 million total into a joint fuel cell manufacturing operation in Michigan. The operation, titled Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC, will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan. Both automakers are planning to mass produce fuel cells at the facility beginning in 2020.

Both GM and Honda will continue to share what it learned through its fuel cell engineering and operations and place the technology in future roadgoing vehicles. This work will ultimately lead to the next generation of fuel cells and hydrogen storage technologies and create a more affordable commercial solution for fuel cell and hydrogen storage systems.

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“The combination of two leaders in fuel cell innovation is an exciting development in bringing fuel cells closer to the mainstream of propulsion applications,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The eventual deployment of this technology in passenger vehicles will create more differentiated and environmentally friendly transportation options for consumers.”

GM and Honda have led the fuel cell technology space for years with 2,200 patents between both automakers. The upcoming operations are expected to add 100 jobs to the Brownstown battery facility.

Source: GM Authority

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