Tuesday 22nd Aug 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

DHL to double production of electric vehicles

Deutsche Post DHL Group is to double production of its electric vehicles from 10,000 to 20,000 by the end of this year. DHL is now commissioning another production location for its StreetScooter electric van in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Produktion Street Scooter in AachenThe logistics business has said that is also selling its own electric vehicles, made for postal and delivery operations, to third parties. DHL said that at least half of this year’s production is set for third party buyers.

DHL is hoping to at least double its own StreetScooter fleet for letter and parcel deliveries – it currently has 2,500 vehicles for these operations.

“The large demand for the StreetScooter and our own ambitious climate-protection goals have encouraged us to further expand our commitment in the area of electro-mobility and to also make our expertise available to others,” said Jürgen Gerdes, board member for Post – eCommerce – Parcel at Deutsche Post DHL Group. “As a result, we are confirming our aspiration to remain the engine of electro-mobility and to become market leader in green logistics.”

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