Porsche to create more than 1,400 jobs for electric car

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 26, 2016 4:17 AM

STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Porsche <VOWG_p.DE> 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 Mission E due to be built by the end of the decade.

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Porsche also said it will increase the number of apprenticeships to 220 from 150.

(Reporting by Andreas Cremer; Editing by Tina Bellon)