Alabama Mercedes-Benz plant to begin building electric cars in 2022

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Mercedes-Benz has announced that its Tuscaloosa County plant will begin producing electric SUVs in 2022.

The plant, which has been in preparation for the move for the past three years, will produce the EQE SUV and EQS SUV on the same line with SUVs with conventional and plug-in hybrid drives.

In an announcement from Germany, the company said it will launch six electric versions of its vehicles in 2022, to be manufactured at plants in Germany, Hungary, and the U.S., with batteries, also made at the company’s Bibb County battery plant, as well as in Germany, Poland, and China. Read AL.com’s full story here.