Environment and Energy, Features, Law and Politics, New York, Transportation

Electric Cars and Jobs of the Future

August 9, 2018

By Neal Tepel

NEW YORK, NY – The Trump administration may want to ignore climate change, but the rest of the world is moving towards zero-emission vehicles.

The number of electric cars and plug-in hybrids jumped 54 percent last year. Over three million electric vehicles are in operation with most in the two largest markets – China and  the United States. Dozens of automakers and suppliers, including General Motors and Ford, are investing in the technology.

Since it takes far fewer people to manufacture a car that runs on electricity than on an internal combustion engine, huge job losses and changes are expected in the automotive industry. “The workers who are making engines and transmissions today, their jobs will be eliminated when we make a transition to electric vehicles,” said Jennifer Kelly, UAW’s research director.

So far we are loosing the battle for the production-line since South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China produce far more electric cars than we do. Someone needs to inform the Trump administration that Electric cars are the future. The rapid growth in this industry could become a great opportunity for this country and the American worker. Lets make America great again by planning for tomorrow today.

August 9, 2018

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