Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler tried to sneak some news past Amerians during the holiday weekend:
Daimler, the German carmaker that owns Mercedes-Benz, has said it will shed at least 10,000 jobs worldwide as it seeks to fund the switch to electric cars.
Daimler personnel chief Wilfried Porth told journalists the number of jobs lost would be “in the five figures”.BBC
“In the five figures” means that 10,000 people is the minimum number that will lose their jobs.
The move comes days after rival Audi said it would cut 9,500 of its 61,000 jobs in Germany for similar reasons.BBC
“Oh yeah? Audi is going to fire 9,500 people? Pffft, come on! That’s nothing, we’re going to fire at least 10,000!”
Daimler said the car industry was going through “the biggest transformation in its history”.
“The development towards CO2-neutral mobility requires large investments, which is why Daimler announced in the middle of November that it would launch a programme to increase competitiveness, innovation and investment strength,” the firm said.BBC
The biggest transformation in the history of the auto industry? What? I thought EVs were just a giant fraud. Why are the world’s biggest auto companies in the world setting their strategy based on electric vehicles, which aren’t even real?
German carmakers have been slow to adapt to new technological trends, including self-driving cars and electric vehicles.BBC
Well I’m sure that they’ve now fired at least 10,000 people each they can start turning things around.