26/05/2022

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VW plans new Wolfsburg EV plant

Volkswagen declared a new factory for the Trinity electric powered model would be constructed close to the key plant in Wolfsburg at a price of EUR2bn.

The supervisory board approved the new factory which, the automaker mentioned, “is a vital component of the biggest modernisation programme in the history of Volkswagen’s most important location”.

Construction in the Warmenau district of Wolfsburg is to start off in spring 2023. The internet carbon-neutral Trinity product is because of to roll off the assembly line from 2026.

“The new facility with its optimized procedures will as a result come to be a product for the gradual transformation of output at the main Wolfsburg plant together with all other Volkswagen manufacturing web-sites around the globe,” the automaker explained.

CEO Ralf Brandstaetter stated. “We are setting benchmarks in the automotive business with Trinity and the new factory and turning Wolfsburg into the world-wide lighthouse for slicing edge and productive vehicle production. This reaffirms that the economic transformation of Germany as a centre of field can be realized.”

Daniela Cavallo, chairwoman of the standard and team is effective councils, highlighted the url concerning the selection on Trinity and the new Campus Sandkamp also prepared for the key plant. The campus will build the group’s foreseeable future extremely scalable SSP motor vehicle platform, to be utilised for the initial time in the quantity phase for the Trinity task.

Cavallo extra: “The Trinity manufacturing facility will develop into the blueprint for the present key plant and for Volkswagen in normal. We have also agreed that we will extend battery, charging and digitalisation things to do listed here in Wolfsburg, centered around Trinity. All this safeguards employment and provides coherence to shaping the transformation in Wolfsburg.”

The selection to create the new factory on a greenfield web-site was preceded by an evaluation of numerous options, including an intensive evaluate of the feasibility to find Trinity manufacturing in the Wolfsburg plant. Apart from higher effectiveness in the medium time period, factors favouring the development of a new manufacturing facility in Warmenau incorporate in certain the point that this alternative does not disrupt ongoing collection production or ramp-ups of crucial versions this sort of as the Tiguan and Tayron or the Golf facelift scheduled for the coming yrs.

VW will start making the ID.3 in Wolfsburg in 2023 to fulfill significant demand from customers for the brand’s electric powered styles.