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Electric delivery van: Swiss Post discontinues production of street scooters

Deutsche Post will completely cease the production of its street scooter electric vehicles in the course of 2020. "There will be no new orders," said a spokesman for the Post on Friday of the dpa.

The delivery of vehicles will probably continue until next year. "Against the backdrop of the current global economic uncertainties, the company has decided not to actively pursue the explorations for a partnership with street scooter activities", it says in a message from the Post, The company will "now concentrate on operating the current fleet of street scooters". The Post had been trying to find potential buyers for months.



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"Thanks to StreetScooter, we have created one of the largest electrically powered delivery fleets in the world and given significant impulses in terms of electromobility," said Post boss Frank Appel. "We have always said that we do not want to be a car manufacturer. Further scaling without the right partner does not correspond to our long-term strategic goal."

Regardless of today's decision, we will continue to push ahead with the switch to e-mobility, "said Appel." We stand by our 2050 mission, which means zero emissions logistics by 2050. "


The Streetscooter Work has a peak output of 48 kW and a continuous output of 38 kW. The range is 80 km.
(Photo: Deutsche Post DHL)

According to its own statements, Swiss Post has so far been experiencing the corona virus crisis clearly with DHL Express and in the DHL freight business, especially when it comes to transports to and from China. In February, this burdened the result with around 60 million to 70 million euros.


(ANW)



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