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”.