News Digest Item
02 May 2017

“Deutsche See snags Post’s electric Scooter”

Bild am Sonntag (BamS) / Deutsche See

German postal service Deutsche Post has found the first major customer for its in-house produced electric vehicle Street Scooter, Florian Zerfass writes in weekly Bild am Sonntag (BamS). Fish wholesaler Deutsche See is buying 80 scooters for distributing its products in Germany’s inner cities, Zerfass writes.
Deutsche See CEO Egbert Miebach told BamS he had been trying to reduce his company’s CO2 emissions for years and bought 500 VW cars with allegedly climate-friendly diesel technology in 2010. After VW’s diesel emissions fraud scandal emerged in 2015, Deutsche See sued the carmaker for almost twelve million euros in damages.
Deutsche Post recently announced plans to double the production capacity of its Street Scooter to 20,000, making it the country’s largest e-car producer. Deutsche See’s scooter will be the first electric van with a modern cooling system, partly powered by a PV membrane on the car’s roof, the company said in a press release.

Read the article in German here and the press release in German here.

For background, see the CLEW factsheet Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility.

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