Post produces the new E-vans with Ford

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The German Post-power on your street scooter with Ford on the construction of a major electric delivery car. A Ford will be equipped Transit chassis with a battery-powered according to the specifications of the Post.

Deutsche Post is expanding its model range of electric vans with the help of the US auto giant Ford. Thanks to a partnership with the car manufacturers of the Bonn group intends to offer larger vans.

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The Post daughter of street scooters and Ford entered into a partnership to build battery-powered vehicles, a delivery, told the Post on Wednesday. On the Basis of the chassis of the Ford Transit electric van that is larger than the street scooter models produced. The production should already start in the next month. By the end of 2018 at least 2500 of these new vehicles to come in the Post. The Bonn group will be solely for street scooter Assembly and sales of the new vehicles, said a Ford spokesman.

Start-up from Aachen

The Post ascended with streetscooter, a leading manufacturer of electric vans. The company was founded in 2010 as a Startup company from the University of RWTH Aachen. In Aachen, then electric vehicles were developed that were specifically tailored to the needs of the deliverer of the Post. The appropriate commercial vehicle was presented in 2012, since 2014, it is at the Post office in the fleet test. In December 2014, the Mail had backed up, then all of the shares of Streetscooter GmbH.

Around 2500 of the Transporter curves for the group by Germany. In the medium term, the Post wants to replace your entire mail and package delivery fleet of almost 50,000 vehicles by electric vehicles to be operated with electricity from renewable energies. The vehicles are to be sold outside the group to customers such as tradesmen or local authorities. The competent Post Board member Jürgen Gerdes had already reported a brisk demand.

New factory planned

Also to this gentleman, wants to open the Post in the course of this year a new factory. This should also occur in North Rhine-Westphalia. The capacity for the production of electric vehicles is to be by the end of the year, from a current 10,000 to 20,000 doubles, had announced the Post already. The coming year could then roll around 20,000 vehicles from the Band.

ul/whom (rtr, dpa)