Honda Accord Hybrid to be built in Ohio

Although the Plug-in Hybrid Accord is scheduled to launch sometime in the next month, it will be joined this fall by the Accord Hybrid sedan.

Honda of America announced on January 10th that it will invest over $20 million in its Marysville Ohio plant to add production of the Accord Hybrid Sedan. In order to build the Accord Hybrid Sedan that goes on sale later this fall, Honda will need to hire 50 new associates.

The Auto Plant is undergoing an expansion of 95,000 square feet to house assembly processes specific to the Honda Accord Hybrid. The main assembly line needs to be lengthened to accommodate the hybrid production processes and will also include increasing efficiency of the plant’s parts operations.

The 2014 Honda Accord has 4 different efficient power train options, and the Accord Hybrid is one of those options. The Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan and Accord Hybrid Sedan both use the Earth Dreams Technology 2 liter Atkinson cycle engine paired with an electric motor for power generation.

Honda currently operates 4 manufacturing facilities in Ohio with a capacity to produce up to 700.000 cars and light trucks each year.

There were no hints as to whether or not production of the Honda Accord PHEV would move to the Ohio facility once work is completed.

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