According to Reuters, it’s true. I’ll have to start calling my friends at Porsche. They’ve been busy!!
Porsche has raised the number of jobs it will create for the production of its first all-electric sports car to more than 1,400 from more than 1,000 previously, the manufacturer said on Tuesday.
More than 1,200 of the new positions will be created at the Volkwagen-owned brand’s base in Zuffenhausen where Porsche is building a new paint shop and assembly line for the battery-powered Porsche electric car Taycan. All due to be built for 2020-2021.
Porsche also said it will increase the number of apprenticeships to 220 from 150. That’s helping future manufacturing and other jobs related to electric transport.
According to Auto123.com, most of the new employees (1,200) will work in Zuffenhausen, including experts in electric mobility, connected cars, and digitization. Around 50 will work for the Porsche Digital GmbH department, while the number of apprentices will increase from 150 to 220.
Right now consequently, Porsche has 26,200 people in its workforce.
In conclusion, the all-electric Porsche is 0-100 km/h acceleration in less than 3.5 seconds. All thanks to a 600-horsepower motor. That’s as well as more than 500 kilometers of range based on the European cycle. The lithium-ion batteries are integrated within the floor. On a fast charger, it has enough power again for 80% of the range. That’s again after just 15 minutes of fast charging.
(Reporting by Andreas Cremer; Editing by Tina Bellon)