This has bolstered the company’s confidence in setting aside a massive budget of around €2 billion for a new factory. This new manufacturing setup will be located in Wolfsburg, Germany.
This factory has been chosen for the production of the Trinity project which aims to deliver a highly efficient EV.
What Exactly Is Trinity?
Well, Trinity is VW’s attempt at offering an electric vehicle that has been brought to existence with the sheer aim of being cleaner for the environment & being more efficient.
Resemblance With Audi Artemis
The Audi Artemis program has often been linked to VW’s Trinity project which makes sense as both belong to the same group.
What Do We Know About The Project?
While not much has been disclosed about the project, here is what we know about it:
– It aims to substantially reduce the EV charging times;
– It looks forward to increasing the EV range to over 700 km.
VW is claiming that the new Trinity factory will be a step forward towards the largest modernization drive of VW’s existing setup.
The construction work for the factory will start next year and will take all local laws into account. VW is also committed to ensuring the environmental laws are taken care of.
When Will The Trinity Model Be Launched?
According to present reports, the Trinity model will be offered to the customers in 2026. Before this, the company had stated 2025 as the expected delivery date of the Trinity model.
This will be a net carbon neutral model which will play a pivotal role in the success of the company by ensuring environmental safety.
The company aims to make the Trinity factory an exemplary production facility. VW is also aiming to manufacture each Trinity vehicle in 10 hours. This will have two benefits for the brand as a whole
– Faster pace for manufacturing vehicles will result in lower cost per vehicle;
– Ability to manufacture a larger number of vehicles per year.
Here is what the company is planning to achieve with the Trinity:
– Fewer EV variants and thus the need to manufacture fewer parts;
– Higher level of automation;
– Leaner production lines for increasing profits;
– New logistic concepts.
By working on the above-mentioned dynamics, the company is headed in the right direction.
While the specifications and price of the vehicle have not been revealed by the company, one thing is certain: it will be a modern vehicle with a contemporary design.
Aim Of The Trinity Factory
VW wants the Trinity factory to be exemplary, that’s why it is aiming the following aspects with this modern state of the art setup:
– Time-efficient collaboration;
– Optimal workflow;
– Reduced costs;
– Fewer carbon emissions.
Why Is VW Headed This Way?
According to the company’s CEO Herbert Diess, if VW has to compete with the ever-growing giant that Tesla has become, these are some of the aspects that the company needs to take into account.
The CEO also mentioned that while VW is aiming for the 10 hours per vehicle manufacturing time, Tesla is already on the brink of this in the Berlin Gigafactory.
Musk has been instrumental in forcing Tesla and its sister companies to become more efficient. This is one of the key reasons Tesla has been crushing its rivals.
VW is now on the right track, aiming to compete with Tesla while adhering to its work principles.
VW’s plans are vital if the company wants to stay on the list of bestselling EVs in the upcoming years.