COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A report from the Wall Street Journal indicated that Honda and LG are planning to build a factory in Ohio. Both Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted teased Monday morning that this is a possibility.
Sources told the Wall Street Journal that a U.S. factory for Honda is planned to be built in Ohio, with construction beginning early in 2023 and mass production of EV batteries to start in 2025.
On Monday, Husted tweeted the report with the caption, “More to come soon on this.”
DeWine issued a statement regarding Monday’s news report:
“Ohio’s advanced manufacturing future is bright. With automakers moving to manufacture more and more electric vehicles, we want Honda to expand its operation in Ohio. For almost 40 years, Ohio has been at the center of Honda’s North American vehicle production, and we are working with Honda and LG to ensure that they choose Ohio for this new electric battery plant.”
Honda has multiple manufacturing sites in Ohio, the largest in Union County near Marysville, which has been open since 1982.
This report comes just one week before the September 9 groundbreaking of Intel’s two semiconductor fabrication plants in New Albany. President Joe Biden is expected to be in attendance for the groundbreaking.