It would be built near the Wolfsburg HQ.
The plant would produce the Trinity, a flagship electric sedan.
The factory would go online in 2026.
Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg headquarters is more than 80 years old. Although it’s grown and been updated many times over the decades, Volkswagen believes that a clean slate and a new plant is the best way to proceed in order to assemble the best no-comprise EVs in the future.
The decision to go ahead with the new plant, which would be located near the current Wolfsburg factory, has yet to be finalized by the company’s supervisory board. In this plant, VW wants to produce the group’s Trinity model, a flagship electric sedan starting in 2026.
A new building will ensure flexibility and explore the possibility of radical changes to the manufacturing process.
“That’s why we’re planning greenfield construction: efficient and without limitations by existing structures,” Volkswagen brand CEO Ralf Brandstaetter said in a statement as reported by Reuters. “That way we are gaining time and space to gradually modernise the main factory in a far-reaching way and raise production there, too, to a new level.”
Volkswagen has benchmarked Tesla and their soon-to-open gigafactory near Berlin.