The Honda Gigafactory in Gigaflock, Northumberland, is now fully operational, a new Honda spokesman said on Thursday.
The Gigafill project has been underway for more than two years.
It is the largest of Honda’s “high-performance” plants, which includes the factory for the Fit EV.
It is expected to produce 1,000 vehicles a month, said Honda spokesman Kevin Miller.
Honda’s Gigafon plant, located near Bovington, Ky., has already produced more than 5,000 electric vehicles since it opened in 2016.
It has produced some of the biggest names in the auto industry, including Honda and Ford.
The factory has also produced several of the most expensive cars on the road, including the $50,000, 645-horsepower GT-R and $50 million, 2,700-horsebike F-150.
Miller said the Gigafock factory will be able to produce as many as 200,000 cars per year, with an additional 200,00 to 300,000 to be made locally.
Hondas Gigafactories and operations are subject to rigorous safety inspections and rigorous safety testing.
Hockels Gigafactor will also produce and assemble a wide range of cars and trucks, including electric cars and pickup trucks.
The company is also building a battery factory for electric vehicles.
The announcement comes as Northumberlands economy has suffered in recent years, as the region has struggled with a sharp decline in employment.
The unemployment rate rose from 5.6 percent in 2017 to 6.3 percent in March 2019.
The region also has a significant number of people living in the Gigawatt Hour program, which gives them a fixed wage of $30 per hour.