Volkswagen is reportedly planning to build its new Trinity electric vehicle (EV) at its factory in Zwickau, Germany. The Trinity is a flagship EV that is expected to be launched in 2026.
According to the German newspaper Handelsblatt, the decision on the location for the Trinity will be discussed at the Volkswagen supervisory board meeting on Friday. A spokesperson for Volkswagen declined to comment on the report.
The decision to build the Trinity in Zwickau is a significant one for the city, which is already a major center for Volkswagen production. Zwickau is home to Volkswagen’s largest EV factory, which currently produces the ID.3, ID.4, and ID.5 EVs.
The Trinity is expected to be a breakthrough EV for Volkswagen. It will be based on the company’s new Scalable Systems Platform (SSP), which will allow for longer range, faster charging, and more advanced autonomous driving features.
The Trinity is also expected to be more affordable than Volkswagen’s current EVs. The company has said that it wants to make the Trinity available to a wider range of customers.
The construction of the Trinity factory in Zwickau is expected to create thousands of new jobs. The factory is slated to begin production in 2026.