In another example of how ‘American’ Honda is, Honda recently announced it will build the hybrid version of the extremely popular 2013 Honda Accord at its Marysville, Ohio plant. This means Honda will be investing $23 million and create 50 new jobs.
While 50 jobs added onto the already 4,400 jobs at that plant, may not seem like much, 50 good paying jobs and an investment of $23 million to extend the production line (to add the hybrid technology to the Accord), will make a big difference to that community and the trickle down effect is very real.
According to this article, “[The 2013 Honda Accord hybrid] will be the first hybrid model produced by Honda in Ohio and only the third made in North America for the Honda and luxury Acura lines.”
The 2013 Honda Accord gas-and-electric hybrid is expected to get 47 miles per gallon. That seems really good until you compare to the gas mileage of the Accord plug-in hybrid that gets 115 miles per gallon (only being sold in New York and California currently).
While the mileage of these Honda vehicles is impressive, we think what is most impressive about this news is how it illustrates Honda’s dedication to building vehicles for Americans in America.