German carmaker Porsche is to offer over 1,400 people with jobs when its first electric car project hits the production line by the end of this decade. Previously, Porsche had estimated job opportunities for over 1,000 people.
Also, the German carmaker will up the apprenticeships number from 100 to 220.
Out of the entire job opportunities, more than 1,200 will be employed at the carmaker's base in Zuffenhausen, where Porsche is building a new assembly line and a paint shop for the Mission E concept.
Porsche's first all-electric car, the Mission E was first revealed as a concept during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The all-electric Porsche Mission E concept looked quite similar to the Panamera, but with a revised front end.
The car, which Porsche confirmed that it will be launched by the 2020 could feature cameras instead of side mirrors, 21-inch front and 22-inch rear wheels, suicide doors, and a four-wheel drive system.
The Porsche Mission E electric car is expected to be powered by a motorsport inspired drive system, which features two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs) that will produce an equivalet of 600bhp.
This motor will help the car accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds, while the Mission E will have a range of over 500km on a full charge. Also, Porsche claims that the concept lapped the Nurburgring in under 8 minutes.