Honda says working with GM on fuel cell manufacturing, parts procurement

Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:49am EST
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co. (7267.T: Quote) is in talks with General Motors (GM.N: Quote) over how to manufacture and procure parts for hydrogen fuel cell stacks as part of a technology development partnership, the Japanese automaker's chief executive said on Thursday.

CEO Takahiro Hachigo announced the update on the collaboration after Honda launched in Japan the Clarity, its first mass-market fuel-cell vehicle, which will run on hydrogen rather than petrol.

Honda and General Motors have been collaborating on developing fuel cell technology since 2013.

(Reporting by Maki Shiraki; Editing by Miral Fahmy)

A man looks at the inside of a Honda Clarity, Honda Motor's first mass-market fuel-cell vehicle after its presentation at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan,  March 10, 2016.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter