The Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa is the traditional home of SUV production for the current GLE, GLE coupé and GLS model series, including the Mercedes-Maybach GLS.
Beginning in 2022, Mercedes-Benz will produce the EQS SUV and EQE SUV in its plant in Alabama, as part of a global push to produce all-electric vehicles at seven locations on three continents. The state-of-the-art battery factory in Bibb County will provide batteries for the new EQS SUV and the EQE SUV. The battery factory – located in nearby Bibb County – is part of the global battery production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
The plant in Tuscaloosa was the first major Mercedes-Benz passenger car production facility outside Germany and is regarded as the nucleus of the automotive industry in Alabama.