Since Hitachi Automotive Systems first started selling motors for electric vehicles in 1999, it has been refining the process to develop high-output, lightweight and compact electric vehicle motors delivering high volumes of these motors to car manufacturers worldwide.
Meanwhile, in the same year Honda launched its first hybrid car, the Insight.
Now, the two giants are to create a new Japan based outfit to meet the global demand for electric motors to tackle growing environmental concerns.
Hitachi intend on continuing to supply both Honda and other car manufacturers in the future. In the UK Honda currently does not have an EV on sale and recently announced a deal with GM to further its work hydrogen fuel cell cars.