The automotive industry finds itself in a paradigm change, some call it a revolution, others say mobility will cease to exist in the way we know it. It is no exaggeration to say that every job in the mobility sector will be disrupted in some way. One key lesson of country reports and transversal studies of this project is that while electrification of individual road transport is the focus, i.e. the change of the propulsion system from fossil fuels to clean electricity, the transformation is much more comprehensive.

While it is clear the manufacture of battery electric cars is less employment intensive, many other changes happen at the same time. Digitalization of both the product and the process, automation of production and a complete reorganization of automotive value chains are also underway. As a result employment effects due to deep structural change will be enormous. Millions of jobs will disappear, while others with completely new job profiles and skills needs are being created. None of the 14 million jobs in the broad sector will remain unaffected.

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