News Digest Item
22 Dec 2017

Deutsche Post’s Streetscooter e-car said to have problems with cold weather

Die Welt

The electric Streetscooter, built by postal service Deutsche Post, is struggling to function properly in cold winter weather, Birger Nicolai writes in Die Welt. Drivers using the e-car, produced by Deutsche Post after it failed to find a comparable model in the product range of major carmakers, are said to have to choose between using the Streetscooter’s heating or being sure to reach their destination due to battery weaknesses, Nicolai says. “If all goes wrong, the van just breaks down in the middle of the road," he writes. Deutsche Post denies having any major problem with the vehicle, which it also sells to other companies, but employees argue the Streetscooter is simply not technically mature yet, the article says.

Read the article in German here.

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