VW Introduces Trinity EV for 2026 Setting New Standards in Electrification
- on March 17, 2021
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Volkswagen is speeding up its electric onslaught and has planned to introduce a new electric sedan by 2026. While the automaker did not reveal the sedan's name, for now, they are calling it Project Trinity, aiming to produce an EV that is super fast to charge, offer improved drive range, and feature autonomous tech.
Volkswagen released a teaser image of the Trinity with a sweeping roofline. The automaker did not reveal any details of the EV, except that it will feature a "Level 2+" self-driving system and "be technically ready for Level 4." Again here, VW did not tell what they will offer in the Level 2+, but with appropriate hardware, the up-gradation to Level 4 should be just a click away through an over-the-air update.
VW also aims at making the production different from its other vehicles. The plan is to bring an EV with a few very variants and standard hardware for all of them. According to the German newspaper Welt, the sedan will cost about $42,000. That is a little pricier than the Model 3.
While introducing the Project Trinity, VW also showcased its Accelerate Plan directed to make more profits in its electric business. The Plan also includes improving EV sales in Europe, the U.S. and China. In the next ten years, VW plans to make 70% of its sales coming from fully electric vehicles in Europe and 50% in America and China. To make it possible, the automaker intends to release one new EV every year.
VW expects to make personalization easier through standard hardware. All changes should come through software. In this regard, they are going to invest $19 billion in the next five years. The money will work to improve electrification and other technologies. While it is a significant figure, it is a lot less than GM’s $27 billion and Ford’s $29 billion, which they have reserved for the same purpose.