Peugeot Citroen PSA, which operates in France and has the title of the world’s largest diesel engine factory, announced that it will increase the production of electric motors.
More and more automakers are switching to electric cars, eliminating the use of internal combustion engines. In parallel with this situation, the world’s largest diesel engine factory announced that it will switch to electric motor production.
Unions are worried
We are talking about the Peugeot Citroen PSA factory located in the city of Tremery (France). The company is expected to produce 180,000 electric motors this year, twice as many as 2020. In addition, the volume of electric motors produced by 2025 will be increased to 900,000 units per year, twice as much as internal combustion engines. When this happens, the factory will produce more electric motors than internal combustion engines.
While this development is a positive trend aimed at reducing the amount of emissions released into the atmosphere, some say it will be at a disadvantage, and trade unions have raised concerns. Electric motors are much easier to manufacture, which means they will require fewer workers. However, Peugeot Citroen PSA announced that it is not planning huge cuts in the production of diesel engines.