Reporting on E-mobility: reality bend to it

With false scenarios of loss of jobs is made sentiment against E-mobility. A transport would provide the turn of new Jobs. Go: the E-Golf in Saxony photo: Kar

Reporting on E-mobility: reality bend to it

With false scenarios of loss of jobs is made sentiment against E-mobility. A transport would provide the turn of new Jobs.

Go: the E-Golf in Saxony photo: Karsten Thielker

BERLIN taz | you can't let it go, even though they should know better. "E-mobility at risk Jobs" is the headline of the business daily Handelsblatt on Monday on the first page. Capacity of 410,000 jobs "could disappear by the end of the internal combustion engine", is the speech. The wrong message is spread via the news Agency Reuters in the wind, because it takes the number in the Heading of your message. In fact the opposite is correct. E-mobility Jobs.

Background: The Handelsblatt reported in its Monday edition, a study of the National platform for the future of mobility. The is a consultants panel, set up by the Federal government in 2018. The task of this Commission is to develop recommendations for the change of the mobility. Involved representatives of companies, trade unions, non-governmental organisations, associations and science.

The transport sector is facing changes as it has been since the beginning of industrialization, not more. The Commission is of the attempt to bring representatives with different interests into the conversation to the upcoming possible Changes can be amicably addressed.

The study to which the Handelsblatt refers to, comes from the working group 4 of the platform, the stand with "backup for the mobility and production site, battery cell production, raw materials and Recycling, education and training" is concerned. It was leaked to the German newspaper Handelsblatt published prior to the course.

it includes the necessary training for the employees. The plays in coverage much of a role. The study is the Handelsblatt to use the resentment of the evil E-mobility. The editorial exposed a number of the allegedly endangered Jobs is described in the investigation as a pessimistic "extreme scenario".

It is so simple: no one expects that this scenario is realistic – neither the trade unions nor the automobile manufacturers Association. This is also apparent from the Text to the title history of the trade sheet. Because of the "extreme scenario" is based on the – incorrect – assumption that the German car manufacturer miles and miles behind the international E-competition will remain.

But the German manufacturers soon bring dozens of E-models on the market, just great advertising campaigns for these vehicles to run. VW upgraded in Zwickau, a whole factory to the production of E-cars, without jobs. This is possible because there are more vehicles than before the conversion built in.

What is the Handelsblatt Macht, is typical of the opponents of a shift in Traffic: make E-mobility in a bad light, even if the reality must be bent for it to cope. The Subtext is: These new drives are bad for the economy, they cost jobs, you can see it so well and for so long to do it, and don't buy the things just. This discourse of Fear is not only bad for the climate, but also for the economy.

It is right for the production of E-cars, less people are needed than for the production of conventional vehicles, because fewer parts are installed. But a turn, belongs to the changeover to E-mobility is mandatory, the emergence of new jobs in the industry itself through new services and in other areas, for example in the train or in public transport.

Who is deported now, the development of E-cars, we put jobs at risk. Cars with combustion engine will be in a few years, hard to sell. This is a foreseeable reality, which must then also view the Handelsblatt.

Updated Date: 13 January 2020, 19:00

TAZ

TAZ

You need to login to comment.

Please register or login.

RELATED NEWS