Skip to comments.Switch to e-cars will cost Germany 75,000 jobs, study finds
Posted on 06/08/2018 8:43:27 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The growing use of electrified vehicles is expected to cost Germanys crucial car sector some 75,000 jobs by 2030, a study found Tuesday, with smaller auto parts suppliers set to be worst hit.
The IG Metall union, which commissioned the study along with BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler and a string of car parts makers, said the pivot towards cleaner engines posed a major challenge to Germanys biggest industry, which employs more than 800,000 people.
Electric engines are simpler to build and require far fewer parts than petrol- or diesel-fueled cars.
According to the study, carried out by the Fraunhofer Institute, the shift will eliminate 100,000 of the 210,000 jobs in drivetrain manufacturing by 2030, while around 25,000 new roles will be created linked to batteries and other specific requirements for electric cars.
The figures were calculated on the assumption that by then, 25 percent of all cars on Germanys roads will be fully electric, while another 15 percent will be hybrids, which combine an electric motor with a traditional internal combustion engine.
Today, these cars account for less than two percent of the market.
(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.de ...
In their current incarnation, all e-cars are glorified golf carts. Yes, this includes the Teslas.
They are good for scooting around urban areas or as a rich guy’s fourth or fifth car and that is about it.
Penury for 75,000...a small price to pay to save the planet.
If you got 400 miles for a charge, and it only took 25 minutes to charge it, fine. We are probably 20 years from that point.
That pretty much gets to the core for me as well. Electric cars are far less convenient than liquid fuel powered cars.
That’s a deal breaker for most people.
And here is a fun thing: Imagine if half the people where you live bought Teslas and used them as the daily driver. Electric power rates would triple to keep the grid from melting down. They only work as an item that very few people use.
Electric motors are simple. The charging system is a little more complicated that a small battery, regulator, and alternator a traditional petrol powered car uses.
That’s why electric cars cost more than equivalent petrol cars.
Maybe Germany should work on batteries, or better a replacement for traditional batteries.
A friend owns an electric car. He is always looking for charging stations and he typically needs it towed about once a year when he forgets to charge the damn thing.
The grid could never support more than a few of these contraptions.
“If you got 400 miles for a charge, and it only took 25 minutes to charge it, fine. We are probably 20 years from that point”
Using your numbers, add one hour, and 40 minutes to a 1600 mile trip...for recharging.
Then, good luck finding a recharging station every 400 miles...
Then, have a good stash of cash put back to replace that battery (they all eventually die).
No thanks, I’ll stay with internal combustion, tried and true...GLOBAL WARMING is NOT “tried and true”.
Electric power rates would triple to keep the grid from melting down.
Last I have seen was, Germany had plans for wind farms in the coastal north.
But NO approval for a right of way for the power lines to the industrial south.
Could the travel range be increased by driving with lights, AC, heat... off?
How do they plan to get the electricity to power the cars?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.