Deutsche Post DHL presents 10,000th StreetScooter
Author: Mario Schmidtgen
E-transporters supposed to pave the way to green zero by 2050
Last Friday, Deutsche Post DHL Group took another step towards “green zero”. Tobias Meyer from Post and Andreas Pinkwart, NRW Economics Minister, presented the 10,000th StreetScooter in Cologne. The e-transporter produced in Aachen will support the traffic turnaround and at the same time optimize delivery. The vehicle is not only emission-free, but also quiet and economical. According to extrapolations by the Deutsche Post DHL Group, the StreetScooters will save around 36,000 tons of CO2 annually.
“The StreetScooter is a unique success story for electric mobility in North Rhine-Westphalia. The e-truck ‘made in NRW’ has established itself on the market and is the result of close cooperation between scientists with an entrepreneurial spirit and an innovative large company that wants to further develop its logistics in a climate-friendly way. This example shows in an impressive way how much entrepreneurial creativity we have in our country”, reports Andreas Pinkwart happily.
In addition to the 10,000 StreetScooters, the Post’s delivery fleet is extended by 12,000 e-bikes and e-trikes. A total of 13,500 charging points ensure that the vehicles can be provided with enough power. Board member Tobias Meyer is proud of the Post’s e-fleet: “With 10,000 electric vehicles, 12,000 e-bikes and e-trikes and 13,500 charging stations, Deutsche Post DHL Group is the clear market leader in green logistics. That we are so strongly committed to e-mobility shows that environmental protection is not a fashion or PR issue for us, but that we seriously want to achieve our ambitious zero-emissions target by 2050. The 10,000th StreetScooter is an important milestone on the road to ‘green zero’ and shows that we are on the right track: Deutsche Post DHL acts consistently and implements the traffic turnaround in Germany”.
The fact that StreetScooter number 10,000 is not the last one shows the environmental protection program GoGreen, which was specially developed by Deutsche Post DHL Group. In addition to the ambitious zero-emission target by 2050, the Group has set further sub-goals by 2025, which must now be met. For example, CO2 efficiency shall be improved by 50 percent compared to 2007 and more than 50 percent of sales shall be generated by green solutions. More information on the GoGreen environmental protection program can be found here.