German Postal Service (DHL) and carmaker Ford present their electric transporter in Cologne

In Cologne, the postal service Deutsche Post (DHL) and Ford presented the “Street Scooter”: An electric transporter for the use in daily delivery. In 2018, the two partners plan to produce a total of 2,500 vehicles.

The first electric transporter for large-capacity vehicles, the “Street Scooter XL”, is built on the basis of a standard Ford Transit. As the local newspaper Kölner Stadtanzeiger reports, the two project partners took just one year to develop the new van.

The European CEO of Ford, Steven Armstrong”, thinks that Ford contributes “with this current project to make North Rhine-Westphalia, the home of Ford in Europe, a nucleus of electromobility “. As the Kölner Stadtanzeiger reports, the Street Scooter can save around five tons of carbon dioxide and 1900 liters of diesel per year and vehicle.

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