DHL deploys 5,000 StreetScooter delivery vehicles in 2017

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Deutsche Post DHL has achieved its target of putting 5,000 StreetScooter electric delivery vehicles into service before the end of the year.

The deployment of the 3,700 StreetScooter Work and 1,300 Work L models will result in a reduction of more than 16,000 tons of carbon emissions each year. Maintenance costs are also estimated to be 60-80% lower than conventional delivery vehicles.

Jürgen Gerdes, CEO of the Post – eCommerce – Parcel division at Deutsche Post DHL Group, said, “It all started in 2012 with a big idea, and now, after 13,500,000km (8,388,000 miles) driven, we’ve proven that the StreetScooter works.

“It’s working quite well in fact, not only for the group, but for customers outside the logistics industry in Germany and other European countries. Emission-free mobility has arrived and it’s here to stay.”

DHL has also expanded its charging station infrastructure across Germany so that it is fully supportive of the current fleet. The company also uses 1,300 e-bikes and 900 e-trikes from StreetScooter, further helping to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

The electric vehicles are available for public purchase, with prices starting at €31,950 (US$38,000) [minus a €4,000 (US$4,750) incentive bonus)]for the basic Work model of the electric van; €3,250 (US$3,860) for the e-bike; and €4,150 (US$4,900) for the e-trike.

November 28, 2017

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