Volkswagen, the German auto giant, has made a strategic decision to alter its production plans for new electric models under its passenger-car brand. As a result, the Trinity vehicle project, which was initially intended for the Wolfsburg Warmenau plant, will now be relocated to the Zwickau plant in Germany.
In a significant move towards electrification, Volkswagen aims to start manufacturing an all-electric sport-utility vehicle at the Wolfsburg facility from 2026 onwards. This development complements the ongoing production of the ID.31 electric car, which Volkswagen is currently scaling up this year.
Furthermore, Volkswagen plans to produce new electric models based on its scalable systems platform architecture at the main Wolfsburg plant. This includes the upcoming Tiguan generation and an electric variant of its popular Golf model.
The company assures that this new vehicle-allocation plan, effective until 2028, will enhance the competitiveness of the Volkswagen brand. It should be noted that these changes in production plans are not expected to have any adverse impact on employment.
Earlier, Volkswagen Group’s supervisory board had approved an investment plan of approximately €2 billion ($2.11 billion) to construct a new facility in Wolfsburg Warmenau. The purpose was to support the production of the Trinity electric model alongside the existing main plant in Wolfsburg.
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