Honda Moving Accord Production from Ohio to Indiana in EV Transition

Honda is looking to move production of the Accord sedan from its Ohio to Indiana plants, as a part of the automaker’s overall shift toward producing electric vehicles (EVs), according to the automaker on Tuesday.

The Accord has been assembled at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio plant for more than 40 years, and the shift is expected to take place beginning in 2025.

The move is to make room for the Marysville plant to begin producing EVs, the first of the automaker’s U.S. factories to do so.

Honda also plans to construct a battery plant in Jeffersonville, Ohio which broke ground earlier this week and was valued at $4.4 billion. The project is a joint venture between Honda and South Korea’s LG Energy Solution.

The plant is expected to be completed by the end of 2024, featuring a footprint of over 2 million square feet and offering around 40 Gigawatt hours in yearly production.

The news also comes after Honda announced plans to create a new division to accelerate the development of its EVs.

Last year, Honda announced an investment of $700 million to retool its Marysville and other Ohio factories for EV production. The Marysville plant is expected to begin readying for EV production as soon as January, as the company joins two production lines to start the EV assembly infrastructure.