News Digest Item
13 Apr 2017

“Deutsche Post embarrases Mercedes, MAN and others”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The decision by logistics company Deutsche Post DHL to double production of its self-developed electric van is an embarrassment for established truckmakers, according to an article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “The industry believed for a long time it could take its time when it came to new mobility concepts and hybrid solutions,” according to the article. “But the engineers in the commercial vehicle industry are running out of time.” The looming diesel driving bans in many cities have triggered an entirely new dynamic in urban mobility, according to the article.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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