Why electrification will increase the cost of vehicles

DECRYPTION – Professionals in the sector are worried about the consequences of the current revolution on their sales.

Already alarmed about the social consequences of the transition in favor of electric vehicles, professionals in the French automotive industry wanted to measure the impact of “Fit for 55”, the roadmap set on July 14 by the European Commission to reduce CO emissions2.

The automotive platform (PFA), which brings together manufacturers, manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, suppliers and subcontractors, asked AlixPartners to establish various more or less accelerated scenarios for the switchover in favor of electricity by 2030 and to provide leads on tomorrow’s needs for parts and components.

A shock for employment

First observation, components and their prices increase the overall cost of an electric vehicle by 59%. With the end of the thermal set for 2035 for the sale of new vehicles, the end of the combustion engines, axles, transmission shafts, fuel supply. On the other hand, electric vehicles demand more …

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