Honda to retool 3 Ohio plants for North American EV hub

Honda Motor says it will establish its North American electric vehicle hub in Ohio by retooling three existing plants in the state. Honda first announced a plan for the new hub last October. North America accounts for about 30 percent of the company's global sales.

Honda will consolidate two assembly lines at one factory from January next year, introducing new equipment for EVs.

The plant will produce models fitted with a new EV platform. The company aims to start selling them in North America in 2026.

Honda also needs space to make EV parts. It will secure this by transferring some production processes at its other plant in the state to its factory in Alabama.
Honda has said it will spend 700 million dollars for the overall project.

It also plans to build an EV battery plant in Ohio with the South Korean firm, LG Energy Solution.

Honda aims to make all of its models either electric or hydrogen-powered by 2040.