MERCEDES TO UPGRADE PRODUCTION AT ALABAMA PLANT WITH 1$BILLION FOR ITS ELECTRIC VEHICLES (EV’s) PROGRAMME IN THE US - CALIPHATE MEDIA

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Saturday, 21 October 2017

MERCEDES TO UPGRADE PRODUCTION AT ALABAMA PLANT WITH 1$BILLION FOR ITS ELECTRIC VEHICLES (EV’s) PROGRAMME IN THE US


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21 October,2017
 
 

Mercedes is gearing up it electric vehicle program as it prepares to spend $1 billion to upgrade its production capabilities in Alabama and kick-start its electric vehicle programme in the US.   
The automaker has in its plan to make new electric SUV models at the existing Alabama factory, and construct a battery plant nearby.
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The investment will put the German firm in direct competition with Tesla (TSLA) on its home turf.
"With production locations for electric vehicles and batteries in Europe, China and, now, the U.S., our global network is ready for the era of electric vehicles," said Markus Schäfer, the automaker's head of production planning.

The move to electric follows a global backlash against diesel cars that is motivated by concerns over climate change and pollution caused by dirty engines.

Countries including India, France, Britain, Norway and China have pledged to ditch gas and diesel cars in favor of cleaner vehicles.
Mercedes says it is responding to increased demand for hybrids and electrics.
 
It unveiled the electric car concept, the Mercedes-EQ, at the Paris auto show last year.
It says that by 2022 it will offer customers at least one electrified alternative in all vehicle segments...

Daimler the parent company said the investment will create 600 new jobs in communities near its plant in Tuscaloosa.


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