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Honda Announces $15 Billion Investment in Canada’s First Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

Major Move Positions Ontario as a Global Leader in EV Manufacturing, Creates Thousands of Jobs

In a groundbreaking development for Canada’s automotive industry, Honda Canada has unveiled plans for a $15 billion investment in the country’s first comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) supply chain. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford, alongside Honda executives, in Alliston, Ontario.

This landmark investment will see the construction of four new manufacturing plants in Ontario, including an innovative electric vehicle assembly plant and a stand-alone battery manufacturing facility at Honda’s existing facilities in Alliston. Additionally, Honda will establish a cathode active material and precursor processing plant in partnership with POSCO Future M Co., Ltd., and a separator plant in collaboration with Asahi Kasei Corporation.

Once fully operational by 2028, the assembly plant is expected to produce up to 240,000 electric vehicles annually, marking Honda’s first foray into large-scale EV production in North America. The investment is set to create over one thousand well-paying manufacturing jobs in Ontario, with thousands more expected in direct and indirect roles across the supply chain.

Commenting on the investment, Prime Minister Trudeau stated, “Today’s announcement is a game-changer for manufacturing in Canada. Honda’s investment is a vote of confidence in Canada, in Canadian auto workers, and in our manufacturing sector.”

Ontario Premier Doug Ford echoed Trudeau’s sentiments, emphasizing the economic benefits for workers and families across the province. “From our abundant critical minerals in the Ring of Fire to our highly skilled workforce, Ontario has what it takes to secure the jobs of the future as the world leader in electric vehicle manufacturing,” said Premier Ford.

The investment comes as part of Canada’s broader efforts to transition to a low-carbon economy and achieve carbon neutrality. With transportation accounting for a significant portion of emissions, the shift towards electric vehicles is seen as crucial in meeting climate targets.


This monumental investment by Honda signals a transformative shift in Canada’s automotive landscape and underscores the country’s potential to become a global leader in electric vehicle manufacturing. The creation of a comprehensive EV supply chain not only promises to create thousands of jobs but also positions Ontario as a hub for innovation and sustainable technology.

As Canada strives to meet its climate goals, initiatives like Honda’s investment are essential in accelerating the transition towards a cleaner, greener future. With strong government support and a skilled workforce, the opportunities for growth and prosperity in the EV sector are limitless.

Honda’s commitment to carbon neutrality and sustainable mobility sets a commendable example for the automotive industry as a whole. It is now incumbent upon other manufacturers to follow suit and embrace the transition to electric vehicles, ensuring a cleaner, brighter future for generations to come.

Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief of GTA Today and serves as the Parliament Hill Reporter covering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. With a commitment to accurate and timely news coverage, Marshall-Squire brings depth and insight to the forefront of Canadian journalism. For feedback, reach out at

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