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Electric cars in China

Honda boosts China EV output with 120,000-car Wuhan plant

New factory to open in 2024 and produce company's e:N brand

Honda Motor will start selling its first electric vehicles bearing its logo in China this spring. (Photo by Takashi Kawakami)

TOKYO -- Honda Motor will build a plant dedicated to electric vehicles in Wuhan, China, the Japanese automaker said Thursday, as it seeks to supply the growing Chinese EV market.

The new factory, to be run by Dongfeng Honda Automobile, its joint venture with Chinese partner Dongfeng Motor Group, will cost 4 billion yuan ($629 million) and is expected to begin operation in 2024.

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