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Porsche upgrades Zuffenhausen manufacturing plant to make 718 EV Boxster, Cayman; motors for Macan EV

Porsche upgrades Zuffenhausen production plant to make 718 EV Boxster, Cayman; motors for Macan EV

Porsche has commenced upgrades for its manufacturing plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany in preparation for the long run manufacture of the upcoming battery-electric variations of the 718 fashions, the Boxster and the Cayman.

These will likely be produced on the identical line that makes the model’s combustion-engined two-door fashions, together with the 911, and the development work for the upgrades contain funding of round 250 million euros (RM1.27 billion).

Upgrades to the manufacturing plant see the manufacturing of two-door fashions now use the newest automated guided automobiles, with the goal of accelerating manufacturing capability and bettering flexibility within the manufacturing course of. Further high quality take a look at benches have been included for car meeting, together with further logistics areas and a brand new high-bay rack.

The automated guided automobiles (AGVs) now employed for the manufacturing of two-door Porsche fashions have already been put into use for the manufacture of Taycan EV, and these AGVs will change the standard meeting line with a ‘Flexiline’ to allow a extra different manufacturing course of, bringing the benefit of with the ability to produce a mixture of automobiles with each combustion and electrical powertrains on a single line.

On the logistics aspect, Porsche has been extending its throughout the physique store since 2022, with a brand new constructing being added to the positioning of the previous Porsche Centre throughout from the Porsche Museum. Deliberate for completion in 2025, high-bay racks will lengthen over two flooring and can provide the components for the Taycan and different sports activities automotive fashions.

A brand new high-bay rack commenced service in September this 12 months, and already provides the complete meeting plant with quite a lot of elements. The components warehouse is totally automated and has a storage quantity of 35,000 cubic metres, or equal to 40,650 storage areas for pallets and containers, says Porsche.

Powertrain meeting at Zuffenhausen now additionally integrates the meeting of electrical motors for the upcoming Macan EV, which is scheduled to start rolling off the Leipzig manufacturing line in 2024. This plant additionally assembles the V8 combustion engines for the Panamera and Cayenne mannequin traces, and has completed since 2016.

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