- 10 December 2018
- Transport / Logistics Services
DHL owned StreetScooter GmbH has received authorisation from the German federal transport authority the KBA for large series production of the basic WORK electric delivery van.
The KBA has already approved large scale production of the WORK XL vehicle that is jointly being made by StreetScooter and Ford, and went into production in October.
The approval of the StreetScooter WORK enables DHL to meet growing domestic and international demand for the vehicles.
In Germany the KBA will only approve production should the production meet strict production standards when produced in the thousands of units.
“The level of interest shown in the Street Scooter by companies with large fleets, tradespeople and municipal corporations is huge. Approval for large series production means that when filling fleet orders, large numbers of vehicles can be put on the road without problems, including abroad,” enthused Achim Kampker, CEO of Street Scooter GmbH. “Given our growing production quantities, this is a truly vital step.” In addition to its existing production site in Aachen, StreetScooter opened a second manufacturing facility in Düren at the end of May 2018. This increased the company’s production capacity to up to 20,000 electric vans per year.
StreetScooters can now be produced for the entire EU market as well as Norway and Switzerland, and in non-EU states registration of the vehicles is greatly simplified. “We receive lots of inquiries and concrete orders from abroad,” says Mr. Kampker. “We can now meet that demand with greater efficiency and effectiveness, especially where large orders are concerned.”
StreetScooter already has vehicles out on the streets in various EU states. UK milk supplier Milk & More purchased 200 Street Scooters back in May. DHL uses Street Scooters for deliveries in Austria and the Netherlands.