What Does GM-Honda Electric Vehicle Partnership Mean to You?

Exclusive Interview with Ford Bronco Chief Engineer Jolanta Coffey; Road Tests: 2022 Kia EV6, 2022 Dodge Durango R/T; Why Big Vehicles Might Vanish from U.S. Showrooms


Two global giants that many feel are past their prime have gotten together on a major joint venture to build electric vehicles. General Motors and Honda have announced plans to codevelop a series of “affordable electric vehicles” based on a new global architecture using next-generation Ultium battery technology. GM currently uses Ultium battery tech in its just-introduced GMC Hummer EV pickup truck.

The companies say they will enter into global production of millions of EVs starting in 2027. One of the first products of the collaboration will be compact crossover vehicles, one of the most popular vehicle types in the U.S. We’ll discuss what this means to you in this episode of America on the Road.

If you drive a big SUV or tow a boat, you might find your next vehicle more expensive because of some revised federal regulations. We’ll tell you all about that in AOTR as well. And a major auto show has just been postponed “indefinitely” and we’ll tell you what that could mean to auto shows worldwide.

This week our special guest is Jolanta Coffey, Chief Engineer on the Ford Bronco. Host Jack Nerad will talk with her about how far the Bronco has come in its first year after re-entering the market and what comes next.

In the road test segment, Guest Host Matt DeLorenzo will be reviewing the all-new 2022 Kia EV6. And Jack Nerad got the chance to drive the 2022 Dodge Durango R/T, a midsize sport-utility unlike just about every other midsize SUV on the market. DeLorenzo and Nerad will discuss the merits of both.

The 2022 Dodge Durango R/T Tow N Go leverages the SRT’s menacing looks, 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 performance, best-in-class towing of 8,700 lbs. and an increased top speed of 145 mph.