Mercedes-Benz Pulls Out Its ‘Made in USA’ Weapon Against Tesla

Mercedes-Benz is looking to make the skies a little bluer in sweet home Alabama.

The luxury automaker said Wednesday that it’s opening a battery plant in Bibb County as Mercedes continues the drive to an all-electric future in a bid to catch up to with Tesla (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc Report.

‘A Next Milestone’

The company said up to 600 jobs will be created at the facility.

“We are getting ready to go all-electric!” mercedes said on Twitter. “As a next milestone, we opened a new state-of-the-art battery plant in Bibb County, Alabama. It will provide batteries for the new EQS SUV – the first EV to roll off the production line at our nearby #MercedesBenz plant in Tuscaloosa.”


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