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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 automotive industry. The study covers affected industries from OEM to Tier’s and infrastructure at a European level. The Platform for electromobility and its members, representing all industries covered by the study, provided direct insight from main stakeholders. The event showcases that, on the contrary, missing the opportunity to turn to electromobility in our European factories will make the whole sector lag behind in international competition on this new market, and eventually disappear in the middle run.

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 and Kristian Kuhlmann, BCG

– Joanna Szychowska, European Commission, DG GROW

Panel discussion with representatives from the automotive value chain covered by the study

– Marie-France Van der Valk, Renault

– Jesper Wigardt, NorthVolt

– Julie Beaufils, EuropeOn

– Koen Noyens, EVBOX

Debate: Saving jobs and the planet: reconcilable goals?

– Alex Keynes, T&E

– Peter Dolejsi, ACEA

Closing Remarks – Nicolás Gonzales-Casares, MEP