Thanks to an array of StreetScooter vehicles, developed and manufactured inhouse, and some 12,000 e-bikes and e-trikes, Deutsche Post DHL Group today operates the largest electric fleet in Germany. For the good of the environment and its customers, the company plans to replace its entire mail and parcel delivery fleet in the mid-term with electric vehicles that are charged with electricity generated from renewable energy sources.
StreetScooters emit neither carbon emissions nor local air pollutants. They are also quiet, which means a marked reduction in noise pollution. Moreover, independence from fossil fuels makes the use of electric vehicles a pioneering and economically attractive investment.
DHL and StreetScooter develop new electric drive vehicle with hydrogen technology
At the Green Tech Festival in Berlin, DHL Express and electric vehicle maker StreetScooter have announced their collaboration on a new electric delivery vehicle. The new "H2 Panel Van" will become the first 4.25 tonne electric vehicle with an added fuel cell, which will provide additional power and enable a range up to 500 kilometers.
In a first step, DHL Express has ordered 100 of the fuel cell vehicles, with delivery expected from 2020 through 2021. The H2 Panel Van, which is based on the StreetScooter WORK XL delivery vehicle already used by DHL Parcel, features cargo capacity over 10 cubic meters - approx. 100 Express parcels.
StreetScooter WORK XL, L production in Aachen
Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans in Cologne. 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 specifications.
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