Mercedes investing $1B in Tuscaloosa plant to construct electrical SUVs

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Mercedes-Benz Technology EQ idea, 2016 Paris auto present
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In response to a report by
The Wall Avenue Journal, Mercedes-Benz will spend $1
billion in its Tuscaloosa, Alabama, meeting plant to construct
batteries and electrical SUVs.

The electrical SUV is scheduled for early subsequent decade. The plans
name for a brand new facility close by to provide the batteries to be used
within the SUV and different autos. Building of the battery
plant is scheduled to start subsequent 12 months. Collectively, the plans are
anticipated so as to add as much as 600 new jobs.

Mercedes-Benz will make an announcement concerning the undertaking
Thursday.

The Tuscaloosa plant at present builds C-Class vehicles for North
America and GLE and GLS SUVs.

The unnamed electrical SUV will fall beneath the brand new EQ sub-brand.
EQ stands for “Electrical Intelligence,” and the autos will
all trip a brand new skateboard-like electrical structure with the
battery pack within the ground and one or two motors mounted above
the axles.

The primary of these autos would be the EQC. Now we have noticed
check mules of the
electrical EQC present process testing. The C within the identify
signifies the EQC shall be sized just like the GLC crossover, which
bought nearly 48,000 items within the U.S. final 12 months. The EQC is
scheduled to be in-built Mercedes’ plant in Bremen, Germany,
and to be launched in late 2018 or early 2019. These plans
may change, nevertheless, and Mercedes may resolve to construct that
car within the U.S. Mercedes had additionally deliberate to supply the
EQC’s lithium-ion battery from Daimler subsidiary Deutsche
Accumotive, which has a battery manufacturing unit in Germany. These plans
may additionally change.

Mercedes has plans for 10 electrical autos beneath its
EQ sub-brand by 2025. A type of is bound to be the

smaller EQA that was lately unveiled on the Frankfurt
auto present. 

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