Honda Motor Co’s U.S. unit said on Tuesday it would move production of its Accord sedan to Indiana in 2025 after assembling the model in Marysville, Ohio for over 40 years, as a feature of its shift to electric vehicle (EV) creation. Marysville will be Honda’s most memorable U.S. car plant to progress to making EVs.
The move comes after Honda and South Korea’s LG Energy Arrangement Ltd in October reported they would fabricate arranged $4.4 billion joint-adventure battery plant at a site close to Jeffersonville, Ohio and kicked things off recently.
The battery plant, to be completed by the end of 2024, will cover multiple million square feet (185,806 square meters) and goes for the gold Gigawatt hours (GWh) of yearly creation limit. Honda said last year it was independently financial planning $700 million to retool three Ohio plants for electric vehicle creation by 2026, including Marysville.
The organization said, Marysville will start getting ready for EV creation as soon as January by solidifying its two creation lines to one to empower it to start fabricating the EV framework.
Honda started collecting the Agreement at its Marysville in November 1982, making it the primary Japanese automaker to create vehicles in the US. It has since created more than 12.5 million Agreements at the Ohio plant. In 1989, Accord was the primary Japanese model to hold the title of top in the line U.S. vehicle, with 362,700 vehicles sold.
Honda sold 154,600 Accords in the U.S. last year, down 24% from 2021. Honda said Accord creation will be moved to its Indiana car plant, which builds the Civic Hatchback and CR-V.