Mercedes-Benz Eyes Tax Breaks for EV Plants in Alabama, South Carolina

In a strategic move to further their green initiative, Mercedes-Benz, the esteemed German automaker, is exploring tax relief for its upcoming projects in the .

On Monday, a company spokesperson revealed, “We have decided to participate in the application process for production-related tax relief” under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

Specifically, these tax breaks would be for their plants located in and .

But what's the catch? According to the German daily Handelsblatt, insider sources suggest Mercedes aims to amp up its Alabama plant to roll out the all-electric GLC by 2026.

Meanwhile, the South Carolina plant may soon be crafting fully electric delivery vans and luxury transporters on the brand-new VAN.EA electric platform.

The big question on everyone's mind is, “Will it happen?” While a conclusive decision is anticipated later this year or at the start of the next, Mercedes remains tight-lipped about their exact production plans for the electric GLS.

With the IRA acting as the U.S. government's golden ticket to a greener economy, Mercedes is undoubtedly setting its sights high, vying to be at the forefront of America's electric vehicle revolution.

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Haye Kesteloo
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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of, where he covers all electric vehicle-related news, covering brands such as Tesla, Ford, GM, BMW, Nissan and others. He fulfills a similar role at the drone news site Haye can be reached at haye @ or @hayekesteloo.

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