Porsche Plans 1,400 New Jobs for Tesla-Fighting Sports Car

  • Division to produce least 15,000 electric cars a year
  • Labor leaders want Bosch to supply battery for ‘J1’ project

Based on the low-slung Mission E concept shown at last September’s Frankfurt auto show, the electric car will be produced at a new facility near the storied factory that manufactures the Porsche 911 sports car.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Porsche will add more than 1,400 new jobs as it ramps up development of its first all-electric sports car to challenge Tesla Motors Inc. and plans an initial annual production volume of more than 15,000 vehicles per year.

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