Mercedes-Benz gave the world a first glimpse today of the 2023 EQS sport utility vehicle, an all-electric luxury ride that will be built at the automaker’s Alabama plant later this year.
The world premiere of the EQS SUV comes amid preparations at the Mercedes campuses in Tuscaloosa County, where the EQS and sibling EQE SUVs will be assembled, and rural Bibb County, where the automaker just opened an EV battery plant. Mercedes announced a $1 billion investment in 2017 to build EVs in Alabama.
“The global Mercedes-Benz production network is digital, sustainable, efficient and flexible,” said Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG, Production and Supply Chain Management.
“The Tuscaloosa plant, with its highly skilled and motivated U.S. workforce, will be a critical factor in the continued success of Mercedes-Benz; and we are proud that our new electric SUVs will also be built in Alabama for global markets,” he added.