News Digest Item
18 Oct 2016

“Piston seizure”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The debate about banning new conventional car registrations in 2030 seems detached from technical obstacles, writes Holger Appel in a commentary for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Appel wonders how 40 million cars in Germany alone could be powered by wind and solar power without the necessary powerlines, and how e-cars can become a mass product given how expensive they are. But if the transition really materialises, the industry and its employees will face dramatic changes, according to Appel. “Job descriptions will shift. Engine works will disappear. As will gearbox plants, as e-cars do not have gears. Anyone naming engineering as a dream job should think again.”

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