Electric vehicles pose a major threat to autoworkers’ jobs

CNN | Dec 4, 2019 at 3:22 PM
  • New York (CNN Business)Electric vehicles may be the future for the auto industry.
  • The problem for the workers is clear: The electric motors that will power those new vehicles have far fewer moving parts than traditional internal combustion engines and the transmissions that go with them.
  • Building an electric car requires about 30% less labor than building a traditional gasoline powered car with its engine, fuel system, transmission and other complex parts.