Honda to build new Hybrid Battery Plant

Posted on April 28th 2009 6:09am
Filed Under   Automotive

A new joint venture company between GS Yuasa and Honda for the manufacturing, sales and R&D of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid vehicles, held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of its Osadano Plant in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by approximately 100 dignitaries and guests, including Keiji Yamada, the governor of Kyoto prefecture and Masaji Matsuyama, the mayor of Fukuchiyama city, as well as Makoto Yoda, president and CEO of GS Yuasa Corporation, Takeo Fukui, president and CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., and Masahiko Oshitani, president and CEO of Blue Energy Co., Ltd. The batteries will undoubtedly be used in new upcoming plug-in Hybrid models in Japan and the United States.
The new plant is scheduled to begin production sometime around fall 2010.

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6 Responses to “Honda to build new Hybrid Battery Plant”

pauliee

Honda first shunned the plug-ins and all electric cars but they now seem to have made a rapid about face.

Richard

hopefully hondas hybrids are a lot cheaper than American hybrids.

Richard

hopefully hondas hybrids are a lot cheaper than American hybrids.

Joanne

Many people are heading in the direction of more energy efficient ways of life, so building this plant and producing more hybrid vehicles seems to be a smart idea.

Richardh

i think that the only reason that hybrid is to save money on gas.

Richardh

i dont think they care much about the enviroment.

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