Honda will temporarily stop a shift at its plant in Marysville, Ohio, in order to reconfigure the facility for expanded hybrid and full electric car production. The new lines will be ready by August, and in the next few months, Honda will not be laying off affected workers. Instead, the company will find them alternate duties for the interim, according to a report by Clifford Atiyeh at Car and Driver.
The changes are part of Honda’s plans to expand its offering of hybrid and electrified vehicles to meet demand, which it expects to be two-thirds of its global sales by 2030. The automaker is expected to announce hybrid versions of additional vehicles already in its lineup. Read more.