the Global auto giant Daimler (Mercedes brand) thinking about new layoffs of employees, writes the edition Automobilwoche, citing sources.

The reductions to 2025 can reach up to 10 thousand employees of the concern. The company is considering to bring outsourced IT Department, developers, and staff engaged in research.

Before that, in November 2019, the company has already announced plans to reduce about 10 thousand employees until 2022 to reduce the cost of 1.4 billion euros. The decision was connected with the desire of the group to optimize the structure, increase efficiency and flexibility on the background of the growing popularity of electric vehicles.

the Market for classic cars in recent years, is experiencing serious pressure because of the reversal of the governments around the world to a “green” policy and the increasing demand for electric cars. In addition, in 2020, autotrail turned out a serious blow because of the coronavirus pandemic, which triggered the global recession and brought down the demand for cars.

in Addition to Daimler, about the planned cuts announced Audi, Opel, BMW, Nissan and Renault. The latter said that if the French authorities will not have the company’s assistance, that may disappear. Paris has already announced plans to provide the company a loan of five billion euros.