The production of fully electric machines is a new technology and production process that will eliminate a number of jobs.
Today, many automakers have actively taken up the electrification of their model range. Moreover, many in the coming years have decided to completely abandon the production of cars with internal combustion engines. But this medal has a downside.
Ford and Volkswagen have calculated that 30% fewer workers are needed to produce electric cars than in the production of cars with traditional motors. For example, Ford management has already announced a potential reduction of 8 thousand employees.
According to analysts, electric motors and batteries of an electric car require 40% less labor than for the production of a motor and transmission of a conventional car. The Institute of Economic Policy from Washington estimated that 75 thousand jobs in the automotive industry could be cut in the United States by 2030.
“This forecast is fair, provided that the share of electric car sales in the American market reaches 50%.”
Today we are talking about a figure of 5%. Analysts from Boston say that the transition to the production of electric cars in Europe by 2030 will end with the abandonment of 630,000 jobs for automakers and suppliers of spare parts for cars with internal combustion engines. In parallel, the demand for batteries, the development of charging infrastructure, and so on will help create 580 thousand new jobs.