Mercedes-Benz opens Alabama battery plant as it plans to go all-electric by 2030

Mercedes-Benz opened its new Bibb County electric vehicle battery plant today, ahead of the automaker’s planned start of production for all-electric SUVs.

It also marked the occasion with by announcing another battery plant will be located in the United States, and setting an ambitious goal to go all-electric by 2030, as market conditions allow, company officials said.

It was the culmination of a period of rapid expansion for Mercedes in west Alabama, after the automaker committed in 2017 to pump $1 billion into its operations.

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