“Deutsche Post and Ford to manufacture E-Van”
German postal service Deutsche Post DHL and carmaker Ford are entering a partnership to manufacture electric delivery vans, Deutsche Post said in a press release. The new van – with the chassis of the Ford Transit providing the technical basis – will be larger than Post’s existing StreetScooter. The companies plan to have at least 2,500 of the vehicles on the road by the end of 2018. "I consider this partnership another important boost for electro-mobility in Germany", said Jürgen Gerdes, member of the executive board of Deutsche Post AG. "This step […] will relieve the inner cities and increase the people's quality of life. We will continue working on completely CO2-neutral logistics!"
For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.