Honda Bringing EV, Car Battery Production to Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Big plans for Honda in Ohio during an announcement from Governor Mike DeWine and the company on Tuesday.

They’re putting $4.4 billion into the state’s economy, most of it to build a vehicle battery plant southwest of Columbus near Jeffersonville and I-71.

That’s a joint venture with LG Energy Solutions.

And the company will retool three existing plants in the Columbus area to assemble electric vehicles.

It all means a total of 2500 new jobs.

Construction of the battery plant begins next spring, with production starting in 2024.