Rise of e-mobility in Germany puts 'more than 400,000 jobs at risk'

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    Rise of e-mobility in Germany puts 'more than 400,000 jobs at risk'

    The conversion to electric cars could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs in Germany by 2030, according to a government study. However, the car industry has slammed this forecast.

    The switch to electromobility could result in serious job losses in Germany's auto industry, a new study has found.

    In the production of engines and gearboxes alone, up to 88,000 jobs could be cut, according to research by the National Platform Future of Mobility (NPM) for the German government, reported newspaper Handelsblatt on Monday.

    In total, the NPM working group, chaired by the head of union IG Metall Jörg Hofmann, believes 410,000 jobs are at risk of being slashed in Germany by the end of the decade.

    The results of the report are to be presented on Monday, two days before a car summit.

    To ensure that job losses are kept to a minimum, the NPM working group has called on companies to carry out strategic personnel planning. They also urged for regional qualification centres to be set up, while the employment agency, training providers and companies should work together to stem losses.

    Electric cars need fewer parts

    The reason for the forecast is simple: while at least 1,200 parts are installed in a combustion engine, only about 200 are needed for an electric car.

    That means that as electric cars displace classic cars with combustion engines, fewer parts are needed – and the number of jobs required goes down.

    The EU's climate protection targets for the transport sector stipulates a rapid conversion to electric cars. And according to its climate protection programme, the German government wants to put seven to ten million electric vehicles on the roads by 2030.

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    Re: Rise of e-mobility in Germany puts 'more than 400,000 jobs at risk'

    To paraphrase
    Joe Biden: If they are smart enough to build engines and gearboxes then they are smart enough to learn to code....

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    Re: Rise of e-mobility in Germany puts 'more than 400,000 jobs at risk'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpole View Post
    To paraphrase
    Joe Biden: If they are smart enough to build engines and gearboxes then they are smart enough to learn to code....
    Yes, they are. The point the NPM report makes is that fewer people are needed to code, build, and install electric powertrains in automobiles compared to the equivalent tasks with gasoline and diesel powertrains.

    Electric powertrain coding and assembly are more amenable to automation.
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    Re: Rise of e-mobility in Germany puts 'more than 400,000 jobs at risk'

    I'd like to think that the electric car revolution will be saving hundreds of thousands of lives by keeping commuters off the road through unemployment.

    No job,you can't afford a $60k electric car which keeps you off the road and safe in your cardboard house under the overpass.

    Thank You Electric Future!

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    Re: Rise of e-mobility in Germany puts 'more than 400,000 jobs at risk'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    you can't afford a $60k electric car which keeps you off the road and safe in your cardboard house under the overpass.
    Is the cardboard house electrified?
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    Re: Rise of e-mobility in Germany puts 'more than 400,000 jobs at risk'

    Quote Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
    Is the cardboard house electrified?
    Why indeed it is the EU mandates it.

    The EU doesn't want any kind of burning of any material of any kind. Just think of all the carbon being put in the atmosphere with those types of actions (which might I add are not "renewable") destroying the world.

    Unless of course you bought enough carbon credits from the EU to do so.
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