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Press Release: Bonn 11/28/2017

  • After 13.5 million kilometers driven: StreetScooter proves itself in postal delivery service
  • Annual reduction of more than 16,000 tons of carbon emissions
  • 60 to 80 percent lower costs for maintenance and wear compared with similar conventional vehicles

The target announced in April for the end of 2017 has already been achieved by the end of November: The world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, now has 5,000 StreetScooters in service delivering mail and parcels. After approximately 13 million kilometers driven, the results are very gratifying for the company. The electric vehicles, which have to stop and start again over 300 times daily on over 300 days each year, have proven themselves in the tough world of everyday mail service. Besides that, their costs for maintenance and wear are 60 to 80 percent lower than for similar conventional vehicles. In addition, operation of the approximately 3,700 StreetScooter WORK and 1,300 WORK L models results in an annual reduction of more than 16,000 tons of carbon emissions – an important contribution to climate protection and noise reduction.

“It all started in 2012 with a big idea,” said Jürgen Gerdes, CEO of the Post - eCommerce - Parcel division at Deutsche Post DHL Group. “Today, after 13.5 million kilometers driven we’ve proven that 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!””

In addition to the 5,000 StreetScooters, around 10,500 pedelecs belong to the Post -eCommerce - Parcel division’s electric fleet. Of those, 1,300 e-bikes and 900 e-trikes are from StreetScooter, and their numbers continue to increase.

Nationwide charging station infrastructure, 100 percent “green” electricity

Accompanying the gradual expansion of its fleet of electric vehicles, Deutsche Post DHL Group has also expanded its charging station infrastructure nationwide, with the current number of charging stations in place able to meet present needs. After being recharged overnight at their home bases, the StreetScooters are ready for service on their delivery routes the next morning.

For several years, the Group has been using electricity from 100% renewable sources that satisfies the requirements of EU Directive 2009/28/EC and is certified by the EECS GoO system and the register of guarantees of origin at the German Environment Agency.

Sale of StreetScooter electric vans and pedelecs to third parties

As it does with the WORK and WORK L electric vans, the Group will sell pedelecs produced by StreetScooter to outside customers such as municipalities or small businesses. Prices start at €31,950 (minus a 4,000-euro incentive bonus) for the “WORK Pure” model of the electric van and €3,250 for the e-bike (“WORK Bike”) and €4,150 for the e-trike (WORK Trike”). Interested customers can also benefit from and purchase StreetScooter’s expertise in charging infrastructure.