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Posted December 17, 2020


Mercedes-Benz will begin production of six all-electric EQ models by the end of 2022 and two of them will be assembled at its plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The German automaker announced the plans Monday as part of its “Ambition 2039” initiative to attain carbon neutrality throughout its product line.

“Our vehicle portfolio becomes electric and thus also our global production network with vehicle and battery factories,” said Markus Schafer, Mercedes-Benz chief operation officer, in a statement. “We intend to lead in the field of e-mobility and focus in particular on battery technology.”

The new battery-powered vehicles will include the EQS, which will be assembled at the company’s Sindelfingen, Germany, plan, beginning in the second half of 2021. Production will be expanded to Tuscaloosa in 2022. The EQS is about the same size as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan.

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