Wolfsburg (dpa) - The planned new electric volume model for the Volkswagen parent plant in Wolfsburg is taking shape.
Core brand boss Ralf Brandstätter revealed the name and some details of the vehicle on Wednesday, which will be manufactured at the company's headquarters from around 2026.
The car will be called “Trinity” - an allusion to three central trends that the group wants to focus on: an additional own electrical platform, even more networking in the car and “fully networked production processes” in the factory.
At the end of 2020, the supervisory board of the world's largest car manufacturer decided, also under pressure from the works council, that the planning for the “electric flagship” of the most important brand should start earlier than initially planned.
Similar to the subsidiaries Audi, Porsche and Bentley with their “Tesla Fighter” for the upper class in Hanover, the group wants to bring together expertise from several areas.
The project is also important for Volkswagen's home locations in Lower Saxony and the internal supplier plants.
The "Trinity", for which the working title "Aeroliner" was circulating, is to be created on a modular system that goes beyond the current version.
This "MEB" is used, for example, in the electrical ID family.
Versions for other group brands could then also be built on the supplementary platform.
It is also planned to use the latest generation of proprietary software in the vehicle, the development of which is being advanced in the Group's IT division.
It should communicate with other cars and the traffic infrastructure.
Works council chief Bernd Osterloh had recently told the German press agency that he was expecting a “well six-digit number per year” for the car.
The company did not want to comment on possible specific production volumes yet.
The VW Group will invest around 73 billion euros in new technology topics up to and including 2025.