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StreetScooter to manufacture Transit-based electric van for Deutsche Post fleet

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford are partnering to produce electric vans for the courier firm’s urban delivery fleet from 2018.

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Deutsche Post DHL Group will deploy electric vans for the firm’s urban delivery fleet from 2018.

Said to mark the largest-scale manufacture of electric medium-duty delivery vehicles in Europe, the joint project between EV manufacturer StreetScooter GmbH – which was acquired by Deutsche Post in 2014 – and Ford-Werke GmbH will see production start in July 2017 with at least 2,500 vehicles joining the fleet before the end of 2018.

The vans will be based on the Transit and fitted with a special body construction to meet Deutsche Post and DHL Paket specifications.

StreetScooter has also confirmed that it will expand manufacturing of its existing models, with plans to produce 20,000 units per year of its small electrical delivery van in different versions in Aachen and another site in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.