Porsche’s Mission E electric automobile will contribute to creating over 1,400 jobs. The company plans to hire hundreds of individuals to develop, build, and ultimately sell the battery-powered car. The electric vehicle will most likely be launched in 2019.
Porsche is part of the Volkswagen Group, which has recently revealed its plans to roll out over 30 models by the year 2025. This will include up to 3 million electric vehicles, just as the new Mission E, the company’s first all-electric car.
The huge number of jobs available thanks to Porsche’s plan to embrace zero-emission technology will be added in its factories in Germany. This is a 40 percent increase over the previously estimated number of jobs that revolved around the figure 1,000.
The manufacturer has previously decided on over 1,000 new jobs for its new project. Now, Porsche is also looking for an additional number of 350 digital experts that will be hired at one of the company’s units to develop mobility concepts.
Porsche’s Mission E is a big change from the combustion-powered vehicles to the zero-emission models that cost the company about 1 billion dollars to manufacture. Matthias Mueller, Volkswagen’s Chief Executive, has also announced plans to start their own battery production.
The approximately 1,400 new jobs will include about 900 production staff, some 300 salaried workers and about 200 engineers. “I’m not denying that the battle for talent is tough,” said Andreas Haffner, Porsche’s human resources chief.
To ensure profit, Porsche has to sell at least 10,000 Mission E vehicles per year. The electric car will have a range of over 310 miles, and will consist of two electric motors. The vehicle is said to accelerate to 60 mph in as little as 3.5 seconds. The system is also expected to charge to 80 percent in just 15 minutes.
Mission E’s design has won the Concept Car Design of the Year at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show this spring. The electric car will be manufactured at a new facility near Porsche’s factory, in Zuffenhausen, that now produces the Porsche 911 sport cars.The company has yet to reveal a price for its new all-electric car, but it is safe to assume it won’t be an affordable product.
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