The Mercedes plant in Bremen produced 9 million cars. The 9 millionth copy is a Mercedes EQC.
The Bremen plant has a history of over 40 years. Production began in February 1978 with a Mercedes W123 T-Model. 12,500 people work here, the factory in Bremen being the largest private employer in the region.
10 different models are produced in Bremen: C-Class saloon, Estate, Coupe and Cabrio; E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet; the SUV GLC, GLC Coupé as well as the SL Roadster and the EQC.
As the center of competence for the C-Class, the Mercedes-Benz Bremen Plant oversees the worldwide production of Mercedes-Benz’s highest-volume model series at the company’s overseas plants. Also the production of the GLC is controlled from Bremen as the main production location.
In July 2020, the Bremen production of the new Mercedes E-Class facelift Coupe and Cabriolet began. They are produced on the same production line as the C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet.
Coming back to the anniversary model, the Mercedes EQC was the first all-electric vehicle to be integrated into ongoing production in 2019. It is produced there on the same line as the C-Class Saloon and Estate as well as the GLC and GLC Coupé. This is possible because Mercedes-Benz Cars invested in high-tech equipment with pioneering Industry 4.0 solutions in the entire production network at an early stage.
Mercedes did not provide data on how many units Mercedes EQC produced. Sales statistics indicate 3,048 units sold in Europe in the first 6 months of 2020 compared to 3,627 Jaguar I-Pace units and 12,806 Audi e-tron units.
The Mercedes EQC is just the first member of Mercedes’ new family of electric models.
The Stuttgart brand will invest 10 billion euros by 2022 in ten full electric models. The EQC will be followed by the Mercedes EQA and EQB compact SUVs, the Mercedes EQS luxury limousine, the Mercedes EQE executive-class limousine and a luxury electric SUV similar to the Mercedes GLS is planned.