Mercedes-Benz on Monday confirmed plans to construct two electrical SUVs at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama, manufacturing facility as a part of the revised rollout of electrical fashions below its EQ sub-brand.
The Alabama manufacturing facility will construct an SUV variant of the previously-teased EQS luxurious sedan, in addition to a second SUV known as EQE, starting in 2022, Mercedes stated in a press launch. These electrical fashions shall be constructed alongside gasoline and plug-in hybrid autos, Mercedes stated.
The 2 United States-built SUVs are half of a bigger ramp-up of electric-car manufacturing that additionally encompasses factories in Europe and China.
It should kick off within the first half of 2021, when the EQS sedan enters manufacturing at a manufacturing facility in Sindelfingen, Germany. Later within the 12 months, factories in Rastatt, Germany, and Beijing will start constructing the EQA compact crossover.
Additionally in 2021, a manufacturing facility in Kecskemét, Hungary, will begin constructing the EQB compact crossover, whereas the EQE “enterprise sedan” will begin manufacturing in Bremen, Germany. Each fashions may even be in-built Beijing, with manufacturing scheduled to start out shortly after Europe.
Daimler manufacturing facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
These bulletins point out Mercedes’ long-discussed electrical offensive is lastly underway.
Mercedes’ electrical automotive push below the EQ sub-brand goes again greater than 4 years—when it introduced that it could launch 10 fully electric EQ models by 2025.
The all-electric EQ autos had been led by the EQC, which has been delayed repeatedly for the U.S. and now seems to be canceled a minimum of till a mid-cycle refresh.
The EQC or a variant of it was also due to be made in the U.S., however these plans could possibly be canceled with this announcement and a give attention to the bigger EQE and EQS.
Simply earlier this 12 months, Mercedes revealed a revamped strategy to as a substitute electrify a few of its largest, most luxurious car sorts first. That is why the EQS is the following electrical mannequin slated to start out manufacturing.