Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford unveil new StreetScooter van

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford unveil new StreetScooter van

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford have unveiled the first of their jointly-produced electric delivery vans in Cologne today (16 August). The vehicle, called the StreetScooter WORK XL, is based on a Ford Transit chassis fitted with a battery-electric drivetrain and a body designed and built to Deutsche Post DHL Group specifications.

In a statement issued today, Deutsche Post DHL Group said that around 150 early build e-vans will be manufactured in the StreetScooter plant in Aachen in 2017.  Deutsche Post DHL Group, StreetScooter and Ford plan to build 2,500 e-vans by the end of 2018.

Deutsche Post DHL Group will use the e-vans to support its urban parcel delivery service in Germany and the plan is also to sell vehicles to third-party customers.

According to Jürgen Gerdes, Member of the Board of Management Post – eCommerce – Parcel, at Deutsche Post DHL Group, the StreetScooter WORK XL is the “perfect vehicle for parcel deliveries in major cities”.

 

 

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