News Digest Item
24 Feb 2017

“Battery full, tank empty”

tageszeitung (taz)

A large-scale shift to e-cars would drastically reduce the number of people employed in Germany’s car manufacturing sector, Richard Rother writes in taz. “Replacing cars with combustion engines with e-cars will eliminate a large part of value creation,” automotive industry expert Stefan Bratzel told taz. While a combustion engine has about 1,000 components, their electric counterparts make do with only 50, he said. Up to a quarter of jobs in the industry could be at risk from a complete switch to e-cars, Bratzel estimates.

Read the article in German here.

For background, see the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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