WASHINGTON – Honda’s U.S. unit stated on Tuesday it would go manufacturing of its Accord sedan to Indiana in 2025 immediately after assembling the design in Marysville, Ohio, for extra than 40 yrs, as section of its shift to electric powered vehicle generation. Marysville will be Honda’s initially U.S. automobile plant to transition to building EVs.
The shift will come right after Honda and LG in Oct announced they would create a prepared $4.4 billion joint-venture battery plant at a web site in the vicinity of Jeffersonville, Ohio and broke floor before this month.
The battery plant, to be completed by the finish of 2024, will protect much more than 2 million sq. toes and aims for about 40 gigawatt several hours of once-a-year generation capacity.
Honda said past 12 months it was individually investing $700 million to retool three Ohio crops for electric car output by 2026, such as Marysville.
Marysville will start off making ready for EV generation as early as January by consolidating its two manufacturing strains to just one to help it to start creating the EV infrastructure, the enterprise claimed.
Honda began assembling the Accord at its Marysville plant in November 1982, creating it the initial Japanese automaker to produce vehicles in the United States. It has because made more than 12.5 million Accords at the Ohio plant.
In 1989, the Accord was the very first Japanese product to maintain the title of ideal-marketing U.S. automobile, with 362,700 autos offered.
In modern years, People have been transferring away from sedans to sport utility and crossover vehicles. Honda bought 154,600 Accords in the U.S. final calendar year, down 24% from 2021.
Honda reported Accord creation will be transferred to its Indiana auto plant, which builds the Civic Hatchback and CR-V.
Honda’s transmission plant in Georgia will dedicate just one creation line to e-axle creation – a key EV element – and its Anna, Ohio, engine plant will change manufacturing of some engine components to a Honda engine plant in Alabama to prepare for creation of battery conditions for EV versions, the enterprise reported.
Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Jamie Freed