Electric vehicle manufacturer Street Scooter, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has received approval from Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA), Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority, for the mass production of its Work electric delivery van.
In Germany, European Commission type approval is granted to vehicle manufacturers by the KBA to certify compliance with strict production standards.
Large series production had already been approved for Street Scooter’s new Work XL model, which went into serial production in October 2018 and is being built in cooperation with vehicle manufacturer Ford at its factory in Cologne, Germany.
Achim Kampker, CEO of Street Scooter, said, “The level of interest shown in the Street Scooter by companies with large fleets, tradespeople and municipal corporations is huge. Approval for large series production means that when filling fleet orders, large numbers of vehicles can be put on the road without problems, including abroad. Given our growing production quantities, this is a truly vital step.”
In addition to its existing production site in Aachen, Street Scooter opened a second manufacturing facility in Düren at the end of May 2018. This increased the company’s production capacity to up to 20,000 electric vans per year.
Street Scooter already has vehicles out on the streets in various EU states. UK milk supplier Milk & More purchased 200 Street Scooters back in May. DHL uses Street Scooters for deliveries in Austria and the Netherlands.