MUNICH — Mercedes-Benz will construct two electrical utility automobiles at its plant in Alabama beginning in 2022, a part of a world EV manufacturing plan detailed Monday that additionally named websites in Europe and China.
Mercedes’ full-electric automobiles shall be inbuilt the identical factories as electrified and gasoline and diesel fashions. Plug-in hybrids and full-electric automobiles, ought to account for greater than half of Mercedes’ gross sales by 2030, the automaker mentioned in a statement Monday. The automaker goals to problem Tesla for management within the premium EV phase.
The Alabama plant, in Vance, will get the EQS and EQE utility automobiles. Mercedes will even produce EV battery techniques in Vance.
Different manufacturing places introduced Monday are:
- The EQS, a rival to the Tesla Model S, will go into manufacturing in Sindelfingen, Germany, in first half of subsequent 12 months.
- The EQA utility automobile shall be inbuilt Beijing beginning subsequent 12 months. Manufacturing of the mannequin has already began in Rastatt, Germany.
- The EQB utility automobile will begin manufacturing in Kecskemet, Hungary, and Beijing subsequent 12 months.
- The EQE shall be produced in Bremen, Germany, and Beijing beginning subsequent 12 months. The EQC is already inbuilt Bremen and Beijing.
Mercedes will even produce battery techniques for its EVs in Germany, Poland and Beijing.