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Mercedes to launch production of electric vehicles in Alabama in 2022

VANCE, Alabama – Alabama’s Mercedes-Benz plant will begin producing luxury electric SUVs in 2022, part of a major rollout of new vehicle technology and manufacturing coordination at the automaker’s facilities around the world.

The company on Monday revealed new details of its “Electric First” strategy, which keeps it on the path to CO2 neutrality and includes six new Mercedes-EQ model launches over the next two years.

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Tuscaloosa County – which three years ago announced a $1 billion investment to prepare for the initiative – is slated to begin building the EQE and EQS SUVs in 2022, alongside SUVs with conventional and plug-in hybrid drives.

Part of that investment includes a battery plant, which is being built in Bibb County.

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