Deutsche Post DHL has been granted an individual operating permit to operate electric StreetScooter vehicles, from vehicle testing and certification company, DEKRA.
In partnership with Aachen University, Germany, and StreetScooter, DHL developed the new electric car, which provides a range of up to 120 km and has been designed for mail and parcel delivery.
DEKRA awarded the company the permit after “extensive testing” of the vehicle’s technical specifications, such as its electromagnetic compatibility.
“Now that the official permit has been received, the first StreetScooter will take to the streets of Bonn with the delivery of letters and parcels in urban areas starting in August, said Jürgen Gerdes, corporate board member for MAIL at Deutsche Post DHL.
“The StreetScooter is not only carbon efficient and quiet, it has also been developed according to everyday postal requirements and so perfectly matches our needs.”