Allianz to provide more affordable insurance for DHL’s StreetScooters

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German financial services firm Allianz is now offering third-party liability and comprehensive insurance for electric vehicles from StreetScooter – a Deutsche Post DHL Group subsidiary – making it easier for business customers to incorporate electric mobility into their fleet.

The insurance is provided under the Ford Auto Insurance brand and available at selected Ford dealers throughout Germany that sell StreetScooter vehicles.

The insurance is designed to include the modern safety components found in StreetScooter vehicles, as well as their cost-effective repair. The offer supports StreetScooter’s approach to providing a low total cost of ownership (TCO), so small and medium-sized enterprises can easily switch to eco-drive technology.

Dr Jörg Hipp, member of the board of Allianz Insurance, said, “Together with StreetScooter, we are enabling customers to enter the world of sustainable mobility. We think that an affordable electric vehicle adapted to the needs of the customer and matched with tailored insurance is the right way to do this.”

Achim Kampker, CEO of StreetScooter, added, “Allianz is a strong partner who will help us breakthrough with e-mobility into various industries. This cooperation makes it even more viable for business customers to opt for our electric vehicles as the cost-effective service, maintenance and repair of StreetScooters are complemented by an attractive insurance policy.”

StreetScooter is a versatile, environmentally friendly vehicle designed for a wide range of industries. The E-Transporter was developed in 2011 in a cooperation between Deutsche Post DHL Group and StreetScooter, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of DHL in 2014.

More than 6,000 vehicles are already being used to deliver letters and parcels covering a total distance of more than 16 million miles. StreetScooter is available in a variety of bodies, including as a dumper, delivery van, refrigeration unit or as a pickup.

Depending on the model, StreetScooters can achieve a range of up to 200km (124 miles) with a 900kg (1,984 lb) payload and hit a maximum speed of 120km/h (75mph).

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