Frankfurt am Main — The growing use of electrified vehicles is expected to cost Germany’s crucial car sector some 75,000 jobs by 2030, a study found on Tuesday, with smaller automotive parts suppliers set to be worst hit. The IG Metall union, which commissioned the study along with BMW, Volkswagen (VW), Daimler and a string of car-parts makers, said the pivot towards cleaner engines posed a "major challenge" to Germany’s biggest industry, which employs more than 800,000 people. Electric engines are simpler to build and require far fewer parts than petrol-or diesel-fueled cars. According to the study, carried out by the Fraunhofer Institute, the shift will eliminate 100,000 of the 210,000 jobs in drivetrain manufacturing by 2030, while about 25,000 new roles will be created linked to batteries and other specific requirements for electric vehicles (EVs). The figures were calculated on the assumption that by then, 25% of all cars on Germany’s roads will be fully electric, while another...

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