In order to secure production of the Porsche Mission E Electric Supercar, workers at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen Plant have agreed pay concessions.
It’s only a few weeks since Porsche revealed the Mission E – an electric, four-door supercar aimed at the Tesla Model S – would be going in to production after the enormously positive response to the Mission E Concept.
As part of the plan for Porsche’s first electric car, the company revealed it would be investing €700 million in its Zuffenhausen Plant to produce electric motors and extend the bodyshop, but it seems Porsche has been looking at other measures to make sure the Mission E is as profitable as the rest of the Porsche range.
One of those is addressing the pay structure of workers at Zuffenhausen, where the wage structure means workers are paid more than at Porsche’s plants in Leipzig, and at the VW plant in Osnabruek where the Cayman and Cayenne are built.
As a result of the negotiations, it appears Zuffenhausen workers have agreed to increase their working week to 35 hours (from 34 hours) and to foregoing parts of a planned pay increase structure over the next decade. All very pragmatic.
With the investment in Zuffenhausen already revealed, and now the restructuring of the wage bill too, it seems Porsche are properly on track to deliver their 600bhp electric car – and to make decent profits from it.