Honda to spend billions on Fayette County battery plant

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Honda announced Tuesday that it has picked Fayette County for a $3.5 billion plant that will make batteries for electric vehicles. The automaker also plans to spend $700 million to retool three of its Ohio plants to make electric vehicles and provide components for them.

The plant, part of a joint venture with South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution, will employ 2,200 workers. The three plants where the $700 million will be invested − the Marysville Auto Plant, the East Liberty Auto Plant and the Anna Engine Plant − will add 327 workers.

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