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Volkswagen invests €2bn in new manufacturing unit


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Volkswagen Trinity, imagined right here by Autocar is due in 2026

Volkswagen will make investments €2 billion (£1.65bn) in a model new manufacturing unit in its German hometown to construct its new Trinity flagship EV from 2026. 

Volkswagen introduced it was planning a brand new facility in Wolfsburg final yr and has now given it the inexperienced gentle following approval from the board of administration. 

It will likely be situated near the agency’s present Wolfsburg manufacturing unit and can function “a key part of the most important modernisation program within the historical past of Volkswagen’s primary location”, Volkswagen expressed.

Development is scheduled to begin within the Wamenau space of the town in spring 2023. It’s aimed toward matching the manufacturing effectivity of Tesla’s new Gigafactory at present beneath the ultimate phases of building in Gruenheide, close to Berlin.

Volkswagen is aiming for a 10-hour construct time for every Trinity and can implement a brand new manufacturing ethos on the Wamenau website: “Fewer variants, fewer elements, extra automation, leaner manufacturing traces and new logistic ideas.”

By constructing a brand new plant as a substitute of constructing the Trinity in an present plant, removes the necessity to disrupt manufacturing of another autos and permits for brand new manufacturing processes to be extra simply carried out. Volkswagen earlier indicated that it might even be cheaper to assemble the brand new manufacturing unit than to retrofit its present Wolfsburg website.

The deliberate website is envisioned to supply as much as 250,000 vehicles per yr. That is along with the five hundred,000-unit annual capability of Volkswagen’s present Wolfsburg website. 

The Trinity is described by Volkswagen as “a extremely environment friendly flat-seat idea with an iconic design”. It’s deliberate to be one of many first Volkswagen fashions to be primarily based on the corporate’s new SSP (Scalable Methods Platform). That is claimed to own even better modularity than Volkswagen’s present MEB construction, in addition to offering the premise for Stage 4 autonomous driving know-how, and is projected to underpin greater than 40 million autos in its lifetime.

 



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