Mercedes-Benz has started manufacturing the EQS SUV at its Tuscaloosa plant in Alabama.
The Tuscaloosa factory is said to use state-of-the-art digital, sustainable, efficient and flexible production methods.
These follow the blueprint of the carmaker’s Factory 56 in Sindelfingen, Germany.
At launch, the EQS SUV had variants offering from 355bhp to 536bhp. Range for the luxury SUV meanwhile, can stretch up to 660km.
The battery packs are being supplied from a newly established facility located in Bibb County, Alabama. These battery packs utilise a modular architecture, allowing it to be shared with EQE and EQS sedans.
The Tuscaloosa plant will also see the start of production of the yet-to-be revealed EQE SUV later this year.
Mercedes-Benz says it plans to produce eight all-electric models at seven sites on three continents by the end of 2022.