Honda has announced a major move ahead of the planned electrification of its lineup in North America. The Japanese automaker confirmed that after more than 40 years, the Honda Accord production line would be moving from Marysville, Ohio, to a Honda plant in Indiana.
The move will allow Honda to retool and modernize the Ohio facility ahead of EV production. Per Automotive News, Honda is consolidating the two Marysville production lines into a single line to build out EV infrastructure. This is part of a $700 million investment in Ohio by Honda announced last year to retool their Ohio plants.
Honda has chosen Ohio as the epicenter of its EV strategy with three plants transitioning to support EV production over the next few years. As well, its joint venture with LG Energy Solutions broke ground on its new $4.4 billion battery plant in nearby Jeffersonville, Ohio.
In addition to the Honda Accord news, Honda also confirmed a couple of other adjustments to its North American production line. Honda’s transmission plant in Georgia will build the e-axle for its lineup. At the same time, the Honda engine plant in Alabama will get some additional engine component work during the retooling of Honda’s Anna, Ohio plant.