https://www.noticiasautomotivas.com.br/porsche-taycan-tem-40-mil-pedidos-e-precisa-de-ajuda-da-audi/EXCLUSIVE - Due to the high demand for the e-car:
400 Audi employees help out with the Porsche Taycan
Due to the high demand for the Taycan electric car, Porsche can hardly keep up with production. Now there is reinforcement from the sister company Audi: 400 employees from Neckarsulm are moving to Zuffenhausen for two years to help out in the Taycan production.
From Frank Johannsen
"400 employees from the Audi site in Neckarsulm are temporarily moving to Porsche in Zuffenhausen to support, among other things, the production of the fully electric Porsche Taycan," said an Audi spokesman for the Automobilwoche. The first have been there since June, with more to follow in the coming months. Among them are colleagues from all production areas: assembly, ...
The Porsche Taycan is already a success within the German brand. With 40 thousand orders, the electric super sport has its production capacity compromised by the excess of orders.
To get the job done and deliver within an acceptable timeframe, Porsche had to ask for help. Audi will transfer 400 employees provisionally from Neckarsulm to Zuffenhausen, in order to reinforce the Taycan production line.
Porsche needs specialized labor and, given the speed Taycan has been selling, hiring and training does not seem feasible, as Audi has the necessary technical staff to carry out the production.
The Stuttgart automaker itself had already hired 500 employees for the regular production of the Taycan, but they will not do the job. Porsche currently only manages to produce 150 copies of the electric sedan a day.
It is reported that this volume is insufficient to meet demand, which should generate a new work shift. However, the plant does not operate in a traditional way.
The process employed does not use a traditional assembly line, with a highly robotized part and a very manual part, something different from what Audi does in Neckarsulm.
It is known that Audi wants to take this technique to the production of the e-tron GT, (...). Although the technique used is different, it apparently does not meet high volumes.
Even so, Porsche is unlikely to change the process, although delays led to the postponement of the Taycan Cross Turismo to 2021. The brand is still studying other variants of the model, such as a coupe and convertible.
Saw my first one a week or two ago (a Turbo S). The only thing that really stands out about the car is the massive brakes. Otherwise, it could be mistaken for a Panamera by the uninitiated. I don't think it looks bad, but it's not a super exciting design.Finally saw one in the wild this week. It's okay. I still think the Model S is a better looking car. I've never been a huge fan of any of Porsche's 4 door designs though.
Porsche needs to put up a tent so they can build more.Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has been delayed...
Finally saw one in the wild this week. It's okay. I still think the Model S is a better looking car. I've never been a huge fan of any of Porsche's 4 door designs though.