Tuscaloosa Co. Mercedes-Benz plant to produce electric vehicles, creating 600 jobs

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Mercedes-Benz will begin producing electric vehicles, becoming the sixth location in the U.S. to do so, an executive announced at an event in Tuscaloosa County Thursday.

The $1 billion deal will create about 600 new jobs, according to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.

The announcement comes in conjunction with the 20th-anniversary celebration of production at the plant.

Mercedes-Benz says it is currently responsible for more than 24,500 jobs, either directly at the plant or through suppliers across the region. The plant manufactures the C-class, G-class SUVs and GLE coupe SUV.

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