Porsche to Hire 1,400 Assembly Line Workers to Get Mission E Electric Sedan to Market
Porsche is on a mission. Mission E, to be exact.
It wants to bring its Mission E Tesla Model S fighter to market by 2019 so it’s hiring 1,400 assembly line and paint shop employees – 40 percent more than originally expected – to construct and color the all-electric, four-seater at its Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen factory.
The Mission E will roll out of the facility with a pair of electric motors, one for the front wheels and one for the back wheels. According to Digital Trends, “The 800-volt motor combination is expected to accelerate to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Porsche says the system will be capable of getting an 80 percent charge in just 15 minutes. That’s assuming there are 800-volt charging stations available, which isn’t a given.”
Porsche’s parent company, the Volkswagen Group, is on a mission, too. It plans to produce 2 million to 3 million all-electric vehicles by 2025.
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via [Digital Trends], [Fortune], and [Porsche]