First-ever beforehand presentation of Study on the impact of the shift to electromobility on automotive employment in Europe

The automotive sector is a major employer facing the largest technological transition it has ever known. The automotive industry and its direct supplier represent today more than 6 million European jobs and over 18 million cars. By 2030, at least 30 millions of them will be operating without traditional fuels on European roads. This ambition by the European Union will lead to an unprecedented shift for the automotive industry which has to transform their production from combustions cars to electric vehicles, as well as a high impact on charging infrastructure needs. When Europe will turn to electromobility, what is the impact on the affected jobs within these sectors?

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), along with the Platform for electromobility, will be present beforehand the result and findings of their recent study on the impact of the shift towards electromobility for the European jobs in the industry. The study covers affected industries from OEM to Tier’s and infrastructure at a European level. The study shows a major shift within the industry. Countries and regions that will be best prepared to capitalize on emerging opportunities by embracing the shift -invest in the new technologies, create a favorable policy environment, invest in re-skilling workers, etc- will have a much higher chance to do so. Those who hold on to the past will be left with an obsolete industry, decreased demand, and face serious unemployment challenges.

Agenda

Welcome Address – Arne Richters, Chair of the Platform for electromobility

 

Presentation of the results of the Study and reaction from the European Commission

Daniel Kuepper & Kristian Kuhlmann, BCG

– Frank Siebern-Thomas, Acting Head of the Unit “Fair, Green, and Digital Transitions” DG EMPL

Panel discussion: Capitalize on emerging opportunities

– Marie-France Van der Valk, Renault

– Julie Beaufils, EuropeOn

– Alex Keynes, T&E

– Representative from Trade Union (TBD)

Closing Remarks – Nicolás Gonzales-Casares, MEP (S&D)