Giga-casting and robots: How Volkswagen’s Trinity aims to catch up with Tesla

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By Victoria Waldersee, Jan Schwartz and Nadine Schimroszik BERLIN (Reuters) – As Tesla kicks off production at its new German plant this month, Volkswagen is weeks away from finalising plans for a 2 billion euro ($2.2 billion) electric vehicle (EV) factory that it hopes will bring it up to speed with its U.S. rival. Tesla says it can already churn out a Model Y in 10 hours at its new Giga Berlin-Brandenburg factory in Gruenheide near the German capital, whereas it can take Volkswagen three times as long to make its ID.3 electric car. The German auto giant now aims to slash production times wit…

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