Ford is helping to develop a fleet of thousands of electric delivery vans based on the Ford Transit. The new battery-powered vehicles will be used by Deutsche Post DHL in Germany as part of their push to zero emissions.
StreetScooter GmbH, which is 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 Ford on a second, larger vehicle.
Steven Armstrong, president of Ford in Europe
“E-Mobility and innovative traffic solutions for urban areas are key focuses for us as we transform our business to meet future challenges. 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.Before the end of 2018 at least 2,500 #FordTransit based vehicles will support the emission free urban delivery traffic of @DeutschePostDHL— Michael Baumann (@maikl_builder) June 14, 2017