Honda has designated its Marysville Auto Plant (MAP) in Ohio as an EV Hub. The production site – where Honda first produced a car in 1982 – is being converted together with the East Liberty Auto Plane (ELP) and Anna Engine Plane (AEP) to enable the production of electric cars and electric motors. The conversion of these production locations, among other things, involves an investment of USD 700 million. The new role of Honda’s production facilities in Ohio has implications for the Honda Accord, the second most popular Honda in the United States after the CR-V. The Accord is currently produced in Marysville, so Honda will move production of the sedan to the Indiana Auto Plant in – indeed – Indiana in 2025. The first electric cars should leave the factory gates of the Marysville Auto Plant in 2026. Honda previously announced that it would set up a factory in Ohio where battery cells will be built. Honda wants all cars it sells from 2040 to be fully electric or have a fuel cell on board. Until then, Honda promises to continue to pay attention to hybrid cars and models with more conventional combustion engines. Honda will supply electric cars with General Motors, among other things. One of them is the Prologue which is scheduled for 2024. That car is not from Ohio. Honda has also planned an EV adventure together with Sony. You can read more about that here. Incidentally, Honda also has a new EV in store for the European market. This year, for example, it comes with an electric equivalent of the HR-V.