Mercedes-Benz to build $1 Billion Electric SUV Plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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  1. ALS

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    Another massive victory for the State of Alabama and the United States of America as well as the American economy, as Mercedes-Benz has announced it will be building a $1 billion plant in Tuscaloosa.

    The new facility will be a state of the art hub for Mercedes-Benz and its plan to switch to having electric vehicles by 2022 for each of its current models.

    This comes amidst a recent announcement from Mercedes-Benz building a new one million square foot battery plant near the vehicle factory, making it the company's fifth battery plant globally.

    Construction on the battery plant is expected to begin next year, with production to begin around 2020 to help assist in the future of Mercedes-Benz Electric Innovations in America's South.

    As if these announcements weren't already beneficial for the Automotive Industry in America, Mercedes is also building what's being called a new “Global Logistics Center” and a “after-sales North American hub” in neighboring Bibb County, just five miles from the plant.

    A groundbreaking for those locations is currently scheduled for tomorrow, where Alabama politicians and celebrity guests will be on hand.

    Mercedes-Benz has said it will soon offer a whopping 50 different electrified vehicle variants while developing plug-in hybrids and introducing 48-volt systems to the market to lead the cutting edge of Automobile Technology.

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