As the country continues to focus on reducing the number of COVID-19 cases, Honda is looking to help out. The carmaker has joined forces with General Motors to produce one of the most essential tools for frontline workers in this pandemic – hand sanitizer.
The Honda and General Motors partnership recently began working to produce nearly 12,000 gallons of hand sanitizer for healthcare workers across the country.
Through the two automaker’s existing Fuel Cell System manufacturing (FCSM) partnership, they are also working to produce as much hand sanitizer as possible to use in their own manufacturing facilities throughout the United States.
The Honda brand has already given 3,750 nine-ounce bottles to healthcare facilities in Ohio and Michigan. Overall, 75 percent of the hand sanitizer that Honda will receive from this partnership will be sent to healthcare facilities.
“It is inspiring to see how the automotive industry continues to find new and innovative ways to help society during this crisis,” said Cathy McEvilly, senior vice president and general counsel of Honda North America, Inc. “The commitment shown by Honda associates and their counterparts at GM is a source of pride to us and we are happy to provide something to help the brave health care professionals fighting this pandemic every day.”
The FCSM team is producing the hand sanitizer at its Brownstown, Michigan facility. It’s using repurposed equipment that usually creates fuel-cell fuel stacks for future hydrogen-powered vehicles.
We hope you’ll join all of us at Bryan Honda in celebrating these automakers’ commitment to keeping us all safe during these difficult times.