(ANSA) – MILAN, 01 APR – “We must accompany the entire car ecosystem in its transition because” with the passage of added value from the engine to the batteries and chips, the distributional impacts on the entire ecosystem will be enormous “. This was underlined by the Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton in Ispra for the inauguration of the new laboratory for the control of vehicle emissions.
“The switch to electric cars could mean hundreds of thousands of jobs destroyed along the supply chain (around 600,000 for the EU as a whole)”, he adds, underlining that the second reason for his trip to Italy is to meet the automotive ecosystem. of “165,000 people directly employed in the automotive industry, spread over 2,200 companies. Fiat, of course, but also Brembo, Marelli, Pirelli, Sogefi, Teksid and many others”. “By 2030, about 35-40% of the cost of a car will be associated with its electronic components. And another 35% of the cost of a car will be associated with its battery,” recalls the Commissioner and “while the major manufacturers of vehicles can diversify their sources of income and be present on different international markets, component manufacturers can only be active in specific market segments, directly affected by the ban on internal combustion engines. This is why a great collective effort is needed to the requalification of skills “.
“Thanks to the Skills Pact we have obtained the first concrete commitments (700,000 people per year retrained, 7 billion euros from industry)”, Breton recalls. (HANDLE).
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