WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that in 2024, Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville will begin producing Honda’s new hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV). The Honda FCEV will be the first mass-produced vehicle in North America to combine a plug-in feature and FCEV technology into one. As a result, the driver can charge the onboard battery to drive the vehicle under electric power for short distances and use fast hydrogen refueling for long-distance travel.
“Investing in American production and Ohio workers is part of the work we are doing to put in place a new pro-American, pro-worker industrial policy,” said Brown. “Honda and Ohio are taking another step in leading the country and the world in producing sustainable cars and electric technology that Americans will need and drive over the next century.”
Brown was a leader in passing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Chips and Science Act of 2022 and Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, recently signed into law by President Biden, which secured investments for production of electric vehicles and other technologies of the future in Ohio.
A FCEV has a high-pressure hydrogen tank instead of a gasoline tank, which generates electricity inside fuel cells to operate the electric motor, powering the vehicle without releasing CO2 or other harmful emissions.
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The new FCEV will be based on Honda’s new CR-V. This initiative is part of Honda’s commitment to a zero-emission future and to making battery electric vehicles and FCEVs represent 100 percent of its global auto sales by 2040.