Mercedes-Benz launches EV production in Tuscaloosa County

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On Thursday, August 25, Mercedes-Benz launched production of its all-electric luxury 2023 EQS SUV at its plant in Tuscaloosa County. The launch is a significant milestone in the company’s goal to be all-electric by 2030. Keep reading to learn more.

Meet the new Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV

Mercedes-Benz
(Mercedes-Benz)

An exciting, Alabama-built addition to the Mercedez-Benz electric vehicle lineup officially began production yesterday.

Part of Mercedes-Benz’s goal to be all-electric by 2030, the EQS SUV is the third vehicle in the company’s all-electric lineup. Mercedes-Benz plans to begin production of another all-electric model, the EQE SUV, later this year.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the EQS SUV combines the comfort of the EQS sedan with the space of an SUV, with room for up to seven people. Inside, drivers will find a responsive 4MATIC all-wheel drive and an intelligent OFF-ROAD driving program ready to take on any scenario.

About Mercedes-Benz US International | Tuscaloosa County

(Mercedes-Benz International)
(Mercedes-Benz US International)

Located near Vance in Tuscaloosa County, Mercedes-Benz US International is an important plant for Mercedes-Benz. In fact, the Vance plant is the sole distribution site for the GLE, GLS, GLE Coupe models—sold in 135 countries.

Since it first opened in 1997, Mercedes-Benz has invested over $7 billion in the plant, growing a team of over 4,500 employees and producing more than 300,000 vehicles each year.

Mercedes-Benz first announced its $1 billion investment in electric vehicle production in 2017, supported by the company’s brand-new battery factory in Bibb County, which opened in March.

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Nathan Watson
Nathan Watson

Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.

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