Ford starts StreetScooter production

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Ford has begun production of the Deutsche Post StreetScooter Work XL electric van at its Cologne factory.

The StreetScooter is based on a Transit chassis, and is fitted with a battery-electric drivetrain and a body designed and built to StreetScooter specifications.

It has a load volume of 20 cu m and a payload of up to 1,275 kilos. With a 76 kW motor the van has a range of some 200 kilometres/

Around 180 Ford employees are working in two shifts to build up to 16 units a day – an annual production capacity of 3,500 units.

“Manufacturing the StreetScooter Work XL at our plant in Cologne brings together perfectly Ford’s unrivalled expertise in commercial vehicle production along with StreetScooter’s strengths as an agile start-up company,” said Joerg Beyer, managing director, product development, Ford of Europe.

“This joint project underlines that as well as being a volume manufacturer, we can also deliver smaller production runs.”

“With the new Work XL StreetScooter, we now have the perfect e-van for parcel delivery in metropolitan areas, which in the future will also benefit other transport companies,” said Prof Achim Kampker, chief executive of StreetScooter.

 

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