We are helping to develop a fleet of thousands of electric delivery vans based on our Transit. The new battery-powered vehicles will be used by a major company in Germany.
StreetScooter GmbH, part of Deutsche Post – Europe’s largest mail services operator –already produced a small emissions-free van, also called StreetScooter. They are now working with us on a second, larger vehicle.
“E-Mobility and innovative traffic solutions for urban areas are key focuses for us as we transform our business to meet future challenges,” said Steven Armstrong, president of Ford in Europe. “As the leader in commercial vehicles in Europe, this partnership plays perfectly to our strengths and in StreetScooter and the Deutsche Post DHL Group we have a partner with enormous competence and a worldwide network.”
The Transit chassis will be equipped with a battery-electric drive train and fitted with a special body construction. Production is due to start next month.
Before the end of 2018 at least 2,500 vehicles will support Deutsche Post DHL Group on urban deliveries.