September 21, 2017 – Mercedes-Benz sets up production of electric vehicles in the United States. The company plans to produce Mercedes-Benz EQ SUV models at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama passenger-car plant celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. In addition, a battery plant will be built. In total, $1 billion will be invested in the expansion of the manufacturing footprint in the region, which is expected to create more than 600 jobs.
Local job generator since two decades
Looking back on 20 years of production, the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa has been a success story from the beginning. We are now continuing this story with a clear vision for the era of electric mobility. We are proud that Tuscaloosa will be an integral part of our company’s evolution to electric vehicles contributing to the long-term success of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
For the past two decades, MBUSI has been a tremendous partner in the growth of our state, and we look forward to strengthening those bonds in the years to come.
Developing and producing cutting-edge electric vehicles
We are excited to celebrate 20 years of production in Tuscaloosa by expanding our operations in the region and by bringing our electric initiative to the United States. With this one billion dollar investment, we are significantly growing our manufacturing footprint here in Alabama, while sending a clear message to our customers across the U.S. and around the world: Mercedes-Benz will continue to be on the cutting-edge of electric vehicle development and production.