The company says the persistent semiconductor shortage as well as uncertain geopolitical affairs have caused delays in logistics and parts delivery.
Plants that build the Civic, CR-V, Honda e, Jazz/Fit and HR-V will be affected by output cuts.
EV production should account for about 40 to 50 percent of Honda's total output in North America in 2030, or around 800,000 battery-electric vehicles.
For a house-proud engineering force such as Honda, relying on GM for EV help may be surprising. But Honda expects to return to its old independent prowess in due time.
The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association says traditional automakers expect new entrants from other industries and that the Sony represents Japan’s turn at floating a hopeful new industry player.