During the last Supervisory Board of the Volkswagen Group, the CEO Herbert Diess has envisaged a reorganization of the group in which they could be cut up to 30 thousand jobs in the brands owned by Vw (i.e. Seat, Audi, Skoda and Porsche) only in the German factories. Currently the group, the first global manufacturer together with Toyota, employs in Germany a 294mil people. Globally, there are over 600,000 employees.
This is one of the possible scenarios for dealing with the future of the car group and the switch to electric cars, he explained This, according to reports Handelsblatt online, which reports on the meeting that took place in the Supervisory Board. “The councilors have heard taken aback”Reports the German newspaper, because none of the representatives of the works council, trade union, Land of the Lower Saxony and of the Porsche / Piech family he had foreseen nor was he aware of what Diess would have said at the meeting.
The production of electric cars, consisting of fewer components compared to petrol and diesel or hybrid cars, it requires fewer assembly workers. An electric vehicle takes about half the time to be assembled compared to traditional cars and the number of components it is reduced by a third, from 30 to 20 thousand. According to some studies, the lost places could be recovered in other complementary sectors but the forecasts on the subject are often divergent. The American Tesla is opening a plant in the province of Berlin where it expects to produce 500,000 electric cars a year and employ 10,000 people.
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