Honda Made Its 30 Millionth Vehicle After Over 40 Years in the U.S.

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Photo: Honda

It was at a Wendy’s in 1976 when the then-governor of Ohio James A. Rhodes had morning burgers with some Japanese government officials to pitch them on one thing: A Honda factory to be built in the state, the country’s first. When that factory, in Marysville, Ohio, eventually started producing cars in 1982, it was off to the races, though probably no one could predict what a massive success it would turn out to be.

That factory is now one of five Honda automobile factories in the U.S., part of an operation that Honda said on Thursday had produced 30 million autos in just over 40 years. That is a milestone that Honda is in the mood to celebrate, in part also because they intend to stick around much longer, with hundreds of millions invested for EVs in the U.S.

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