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Honda Announces Strategic Plan to Establish Ohio EV Hub

March 15, 2023
The automaker will be implementing these key steps in preparation for the production of battery EVs in 2026.

Honda continues to push into electric vehicles with plans for an EV Hub in Ohio with multiple auto production facilities throughout North America involved to streamline the process. The recent announcement comes after Honda announced their plan to spend $700 million on retooling existing engine and assembly plants for EV production last October.

The first U.S. auto plant to be transformed will by the Marysville Auto Plant (MAP) in central Ohio, with preparations beginning as early as early next year. Two production lines will be consolidated into one, allowing space for necessary EV production infrastructure. To accommodate the transition at MAP, Honda Accord production will transfer to the Indiana Auto Plant in 2025, a facility that had been exclusively making the smaller Civic compact car.

Honda’s East Liberty Auto Plant will also be transformed to produce EVs.

To be combined with the battery modules from the Honda and LG Energy Solution battery facility, IPU Case production will take place at the Anna Engine Plant (AEP). To create the space for this production, component production, engine head machining and engine block casting all previously done at the AEP will be transferred to the Alabama Auto Plant.

Also, Transmission Plant – Georgia plans to partner with a Honda supplier to install a line to build e-axles.

During this journey, Honda has announced that it expects to “maintain employment stability” throughout these key steps in their transition.

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