News Digest Item
21 Nov 2016

“Electric car scares Daimler employees”

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Daimler employees producing conventional engines, gearboxes and other components feel unsettled by the company’s push into e-mobility despite record sales, reports Susanne Preuß in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Michael Brecht, head of the company’s works council, told the paper more information was needed on the effects of Daimler’s e-car offensive on employment. Daimler employs 30,000 people who produce components for combustion technology. The company assumes that only one in seven of these employees will remain once the entire fleet is electrified, said Brecht, according to the article.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet Reluctant Daimler plans “radical” push into new mobility world and the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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