Volkswagen has announced that it will not produce the Trinity, an electric car on a completely new basis, in a specific factory.
As concern grew among Volkswagen’s German employees, the brand wanted to reassure them by specifying its plans for its factories across the Rhine. With a big announcement: the manufacturer has decided to award the Trinity project to its Zwickau site.
This project is Volkswagen’s next electric revolution. The vehicle, which according to a first teaser has the appearance of a large sedan, must inaugurate the brand new SSP base, the one which will be used for all of the VW group’s electric models, and suddenly replace all those which exist. The Trinity project must also advance Volkswagen in production efficiency, an area where Tesla excels and teaches the competition a lesson.
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For this, the manufacturer planned to build a brand new factory in its stronghold of Wolfsburg. The planned investment was two billion euros. Volkswagen, which launched a major restructuring to boost profits, is therefore giving up, preferring to adapt the Zwickau site.
Good news for the latter, which is already responsible for the production of ID.3, ID.4 and ID.5. But sales of these models below expectations mean that the factory is slowing down. A launch date for the Trinity has not been specified, with Volkswagen simply stating “the end of the decade”. The project has already fallen behind the initial schedule, which anticipated a release in 2026.
On the Wolfsburg side, VW is starting to produce ID.3s. The site has also been chosen for the assembly from 2026 of a new 100% electric compact SUV, the ID equivalent of the Tiguan. Volkswagen also announced that the next generation of the Golf will roll out of the Wolfsburg production lines. It will be 100% electric and will use the SSP base. It is expected by 2028.
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