The introduction of hybrid technology to Porsche’s Intelligent Performance Program (the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, the Cayenne S Hybrid, and the much anticipated Porsche 918 Sypder) has met with great success. Today’s announcement that the Porsche development center in Weissach plans to hire 100 additional engineers in the R&D fields of electromobility, lightweight construction and energy management, as well as engine and chasis design, removes any uncertainty about the importance of alternative drive technology to the future of Porsche.
As part of an extensive personnel recruitment campaign, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is increasing the capacities of its development center in Weissach (Baden-Württemberg). The company’s first step will be to appoint around 100 additional engineers for the areas of research and development in the next few weeks. The company is looking for experts in the fields of electromobility, lightweight construction, energy management as well as engine and chassis design. These experts will be deployed, for example, in the further development and optimization of alternative drive concepts or will cooperate in new vehicle projects such as the 918 Spyder super sports car.
With this increase in staffing levels, Porsche is emphasizing the leading role of the Weissach site (3,000 employees) as a competence center for sports cars. “Weissach is synonymous with top engineering made in Germany. Additional highly talented experts will help us to further increase our position as the innovation leader in car construction”, said Thomas Edig, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management and Director of Human Resources and Social Affairs. Research and development are traditionally some of the core competencies of Porsche. The know-how from Weissach not only sets standards in the international sports car and premium segment, but is also often used by other companies which receive advice and active support from Porsche engineers regarding their own projects.
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