Porsche borrowing Audi employees to help with Taycan production

According to Porsche’s own figures, sales of their first electric vehicle, the Taycan, have been less than stellar.

In the first half of 2020, the German automaker delivered 4,480 units of the electric sports car, with just 1,391 units delivered in Q1.

Despite these low numbers, Porsche reportedly increased production capacity earlier this year to 40,000 units per year and hired 500 more staff than originally planned.

Apparently that wasn’t enough as Porsche has borrowed up to 400 employees from Audi to help with the production of the Taycan, reports the German publication Automobilwoche.

The employees will be transferred from Audi’s facility in Neckarsulm to Porsche’s factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany for a period of up to two years. Some of the employees started working for Porsche beginning in June, with more to come to assist with all areas of production.

As production of the Taycan ramps up, Porsche’s next EV, the Taycan Cross Turismo, was delayed last week until 2021.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

Source: Automobilwoche via Electrive

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