According to a new study from the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Wildlife Federation and the United Auto Workers, there are 151,000 green jobs in the auto industry. More than 300 manufacturers in 43 states and the District of Columbia employ these green workers who develop, manufacture and assemble plug-in electrical, hybrid and advanced internal combustion vehicles. Michigan is the leader among the states with 38,067 green jobs at 97 facilities.
Among the many elements to manufacturing a fuel efficient vehicle are engine direct injection, high strength steel, electric drive wiring systems, advanced transmissions, start/stop components and systems.
As the Federal requirements for improved fuel efficiency among vehicles increase, the need for more auto workers to design, manufacture and assemble is expected to continue to climb.