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Sport Daimler boss: Less workplaces after switching to Elektro

11:31  01 august  2021
11:31  01 august  2021 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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The transformation of the car manufacturer Daimler from internal combustion engines towards electromobility will cost the Stuttgart Group at the estimation of its boss OLA Källenius jobs.

Der Vorstandsvorsitzender der Daimler AG, Ola Källenius, prognostiziert weniger Arbeitsplätze nach dem Wechsel zur Elektroproduktion. © Silas Stein / DPA The CEO of Daimler AG, OLA Källenius, forecasts less workplaces after changing electro production.

"You have to be honest with the people: the assembly of an internal combustion engine brings more work with themselves as the construction of an electrician," Killenius said the "World on Sunday". "Even if we would build the complete electric powertrain itself, we will end up people end of the decade." But there are also new, high-quality jobs in the course of the changeover.

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Daimler had recently set itself significantly more ambitious targets for the breakthrough of its own e-fleet and announced for the car trunk mark Mercedes-Benz in the core also the early farewell to the internal combustion engine. Under the Keep Term «Electric Only», the whole Mercedes business will be targeted in the future for electric driving. Already in 2025, the Swabians want to achieve around 50 percent of their new sales with fully electric or plug-in cars - twice as much as planned as before.

Even according to the estimation of the Daimler works council, there is no alternative to the battery electrical drive. "You can not swim against the stream when the whole world is currently driving the battery electric drive," said worker representative Michael Brecht. However, there are also doubts in the workforce at the pure electric price of the Group and the upcoming from the internal combustion engine. "Some colleagues already hang on belief that we could continue for a while."

previously Daimler earns the most money with conventional combustion cars, ie petrol or diesel vehicles. The number of fully electric cars sold in the first half of the year was just over 3 percent of all delivered cars, there is a slightly higher proportion of hybrid cars. However, the industry expects - even in the face of political specifications - in the next few years with rapidly growing sales rates for E cars.

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