The anticipated Porsche electric car, based on the zero-emission Mission E concept that debuted in Frankfurt last year, will come sooner rather than later thanks to the addition of 1,400 jobs.
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, Porsche has 26,200 people in its workforce.
The all-electric Porsche promises 0-100 km/h acceleration in less than 3.5 seconds thanks to a 600-horsepower motor, as well as more than 500 kilometres of range based on the European cycle. The lithium-ion batteries integrated within the floor have enough power again for 80% of the range after just 15 minutes of fast charging.
This car will certainly give Tesla’s Model S a serious run for its money.