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Honda and GM to share EV platform for lower-cost North American models

Pricing and engineering pressures push rivals to seek scale together

Honda will share its platform for midsize electric cars in exchange for information from GM on the development of larger EVs. (Source photos by AP and Reuters) 

TOKYO -- Honda Motor will start selling electric vehicles in the North American market made with over 50% of the same parts as General Motors cars, Nikkei has learned, the latest shift in an auto industry forced to realign by environmental and other pressures.

The Japanese automaker plans to provide GM with design information on its EV platform -- the base structure on which the body and key components are built.

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