Deutsche Post DHL Group is to double the production of its self-developed StreetScooter electric vans from 10,000 units to up to 20,000 by the end of this year, following customer demand and an increased need within its own operations in Germany and the rest of Europe.
The StreetScooter is also now to be sold to third parties and at least half of those which will be produced this year will be sold to third parties such as municipal authorities, strategic partners and large fleet customers in Germany and the rest of Europe. The company aims to at least double – from the current number of about 2,500 vehicles – its own StreetScooter fleet for letter and parcel deliveries this year.
“The large demand for the StreetScooter and our own ambitious climate-protection goals have encouraged us to further expand our commitment in the area of electro-mobility and to also make our expertise available to others,” said Jürgen Gerdes, board member for Post – eCommerce – Parcel at Deutsche Post DHL Group.
“As a result, we are confirming our aspiration to remain the engine of electro-mobility and to become market leader in green logistics,” he said.
In order to enable the increased production it will commission another production location in North Rhine-Westphalia.
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