Very often we talk about # sustainable mobility, as a positive epochal turning point. However, the risks associated with it are never analyzed. We try to make a careful, 360 ° analysis.

The world is permanently changing, within mobility. Internal combustion engines are rapidly moving towards an electrical transition. In the space of a few years, or at most a decade, we will see the vast majority of vehicles, driven by hybrid or fully electric engines.

Technology is making great strides, and very often, opening a newspaper or turning on the television, we see vehicles powered only by electric motors.

The Automotive industry is one of the most important industries in the world, and is a driving force for the entire global economy. Every year, trillions of dollars are traded around the world.

If we think about it, transport is one of the most important contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for about one fifth of the total. By developing sustainable mobility more and more, greenhouse gases should drastically decrease, and vanish over the course of a few decades.

This is why sustainable mobility is really important, and must be emphasized in every area.

Of course, every change has repercussions on the current business model. According to research by McKinsey, on the economic implications of sustainable mobility, we would have major changes, including shifting the mix of vehicles produced and a greater impact on upfront capital costs.

Put simply, cars will initially cost more than current combustion cars. Obviously, by pushing towards sustainable mobility, at first, people will have an important need to buy an electric car. The demand will therefore gradually increase, and this will only please all producers, who will be able to return the capital invested and lower prices. In this way, technology will be able to transform and progress towards a zero-impact tradition at more sustainable costs.

Within the world of sustainable mobility, as much as 75% of polluting gases are produced by the exhaust emissions of cars and trucks, compared to 13% of airplanes and 11% of maritime transport.

Also thanks to the help of governments and cities, in terms of subsidies and incentives, sustainable mobility is progressively moving towards 2030, a year of enormous change. The Italian government has decided to plan investments in terms of incentives until 2030, and many states have this year as a turning point for sustainable mobility. Recall that some countries have also brought forward the deadlines for bans on the sale of new vehicles with internal combustion engines.

Everything starts from 2020, and from a progressive acceleration that took place in industrialized countries.

These efforts are worthy of attention, as we need to slow global warming as soon as possible. Within various climate agreements, the largest international governments have met to try to slow down the melting of glaciers in the first place.

This obviously is a huge risk, as it is not simply linked to a progressive rise in the summer temperature in our cities, but is linked to the total imbalance of the world ecosystem.

The food chain, as well as the chain of proper support for a given geographical area, manages to have fundamental and important repercussions in every single corner of the world.

Several projections state that, in 2050, the demand for internal combustion cars should end, as there would be only electric or fuel cell vehicles.

The discussion between the use of electric cars or cars powered by hydrogen is still very heated, but a definitive and decisive total solution in this area is not yet known. In certain geographic areas, there will be increased demand for hydrogen propulsion, especially for trucks.

Still within sustainable mobility, there should be a progressive development of car sharing, thus also implying a decrease in the purchase of cars and greater sharing.

The decarbonisation of cars will also pass from the production of less important vehicles in the environment.

So here's how we can already analyze the risks and benefits of sustainable mobility. Obviously, this change will have to be totally universal, although it may remain an imbalance in certain geographic areas of the globe.

Although there is an increase in capital expenditure in the beginning, the total cost of ownership of a vehicle is expected to decline rapidly.

Job opportunities should increase, or at least open up to new and different possibilities. In fact, companies are looking for new highly specialized subjects in the management of electric cars.

New products and new service lines are therefore waiting for workers who are fully trained in this area. Obviously, if there are geographic areas highly specialized in the production of endothermic vehicles, these areas could encounter important problems. This is therefore one of the main risks of the auto industry, which employs a huge amount of millions of workers along its production chain.

According to a McKinsey analysis, approximately 13 million maintenance jobs related to combustion cars would be lost by 2050, compared with an increase of 9 million direct operations related to electric vehicles.

Here, then, is how industries, or better Governments, must think and re-elaborate a 360 ° plan, as regards the electrical transition and the impact within the occupation.

When you go to change a status quo situation, obviously you also have to worry about the repercussions at work.

The commitment of governments, therefore, must be careful and meticulous, in order to avoid situations of economic hardship.

All of us are obviously very happy that we are able to achieve the goal of reducing greenhouse gases, and reducing global warming. On the other hand, however, we must be careful in considering the increased possibility of risks, inherent in the probable loss of work and situations of initial economic hardship.

Are you passionate about the world of mobility? Do you believe in sustainable mobility? Write it in the comments and subscribe to YouDriver to stay updated on the latest news about it

Sign up here


credit photo FREEPIK