Production of the new EQS SUV, the first all-electric Mercedes from the United States, has begun at the Tuscaloosa plant. From there, the model will soon be exported, including to Germany. Later this year, the plant will also begin production of the battery-powered EQE below.
The Tuscaloosa plant uses state-of-the-art digital, sustainable, efficient and flexible production methods and follows the blueprint for Plant 56 in Sindelfingen, which Mercedes-Benz says symbolizes the future of the company's automotive manufacturing. A new battery plant that opened in March in neighboring Bibb County makes battery systems for the EQS SUV. The energy accumulator is based on a modular architecture, which is also used in the EQS and EQE sedans.
As of this year, U.S. manufacturing sites have become carbon-neutral, as have all of the company's auto and van factories around the world, according to Mercedes-Benz.