Honda invests $700 million to establish electric vehicle hub in Ohio 

Honda invests $700 million to establish electric vehicle hub in Ohio 

May 23, 2024
The EV Hub will be used to help employees develop their knowledge and expertise in EV production.

Honda is continuing progress on the Honda EV Hub in Ohio. According to the company, the hub will serve as a roadmap for production of electric vehicles in North America. Honda will invest $700 million to retool its Marysville Auto Plant, East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) and Anna Engine Plant (AEP) for EV production. To help staff its facilities, the company plans to hire 300 new workers and retrain 300 associates at the Marysville Auto Plant for Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) assembly. Additionally, the EV Hub will be used to help employees develop the knowledge and expertise in EV production that will be shared across Honda's North American auto production network. Production of electric vehicles at the hub is expected to begin in 2025.  

What people are saying

In a recent quote, Bob Nelson, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., said, "The establishment of our EV Hub is not simply an investment in retooling and equipment, we are investing in the Honda associates who will be taking on new responsibilities to lead us into the electrified future. Our EV Hub in Ohio is playing an essential and strategic role for the evolution of EV production at Honda, in North America and globally." 

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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