Sep 8, 2018 - Energy & Environment

Mercedes-Benz unveils first electric car in new series

Dieter Zetsche, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, speaks during the unveiling of the Mercedes-Benz electric SUV, the Mercedes EQC. Photo: Soren Andersson/AFP/Getty Images

Mercedes-Benz is going "all in" on electric cars says Dieter Zetshe, CEO of Mercedes' parent-company Daimler, according to Bloomberg.

The details: Production on the first car in a new series of battery-powered vehicles, called the Mercedes EQC, starts next year. Mercedes plans to invest $12 billion in its move towards electric vehicles. The vehicles will be built at the same assembly plants as the non-electric cars "to be able to better adjust output," Bloomberg reports.

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