Switching to electric cars will rob thousands of people in GermanySeptember 30, 2019
Experts believe that after the abandonment of internal combustion engines in Germany will reduce 125 thousand jobs. This will happen by 2030 and will be due to the fact that the production of electric vehicles requires fewer components, reports Tengrinews.kz with reference to DW.
Specifically, the prerequisites for such a reduction are that, although electric batteries require expensive batteries, many other components of “ordinary” cars, such as manual transmissions and other components of internal combustion engines, will no longer be needed. Therefore, electric vehicles in operation are considered more economical.
Experts at the CAR Institute suggest that in about ten years in Germany, electric cars will account for about two-thirds of all cars produced in Germany. For their production then, probably, 709 thousand people will be required instead of 834 thousand, as at present.
As follows from the analytical material of the Center Automotive Research (CAR) institute, a number of federal lands where large automobile plants are located are already preparing for the upcoming changes. Germany is already working on plans to support industrial restructuring at the German Ministry of Finance. However, the heads of the three lands where most of the German car factories are located – Lower Saxony, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg – consider the actions of the federal government too indecisive.
As part of a climate protection program, the government in Berlin wants to scale up the expansion of electric mobility. Among other things, higher premiums should be set for the purchase of electric vehicles, especially for smaller and cheaper models.
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