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VW teases Project Trinity as new flagship electric vehicle

VW teases Project Trinity as new flagship electric vehicle

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Volkswagen has given the first glimpse of its upcoming Project Trinity, which will arrive as the firm’s flagship electric car.

Volkswagen has given the first glimpse of its upcoming Project Trinity, which will arrive as the firm’s flagship electric car. 

The Trinity name has been created through the merging of three themes that have inspired the car’s development. The first of these is the newly-developed electronics platform while the second is a simplified supply structure. The third is a fully networked and intelligent production process at Volkswagen’s plant in Wolfsburg. 

Volkswagen states that the Trinity will incorporate Level 2 autonomous driving tech when it goes on sale, though this will be available to upgrade to Level 4 at a later date. Volkswagen also says that the new car will set ‘new standards in range, charging speed and digitalisation’.

However, one of the more crucial aspects of the release appears to be a move towards a ‘software-based product’ which would both help lower the entry barriers to the car itself while also allowing for the car to be updated at any time, therefore adding new functions. 

This could, for instance, allow drivers to pay more for faster electric charging or even for more driver assistance technology. 

Ralf Brandstatter, CEO of the Volkswagen brand, said: “Trinity is a sort of crystallisation point for our Accelerate strategy, a lighthouse project, our software dream car. 

We will completely rethink the way we build cars and introduce revolutionary approaches. Digitalisation, automation and lightweight construction play an important role here. In the future, the individual configuration of the vehicle will no longer be determined by the hardware at the time of purchase. Instead, customers will be able to add functions on demand at any time via the digital ecosystem in the car.

The production version of Project Trinity will be an electric saloon car and is scheduled to go on sale in 2026.

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