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Deutsche Post DHL Group has announced that 10,000 of its electric StreetScooters are now in service, bringing the company closer to its 2050 zero emissions target for logistics operations.

According to the company’s press release, its fleet of electric vehicles—which includes 12,000 e-bikes and e-trikes, and is supported by 13,500 charging stations—has now saved 36,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year over 100 million kilometres travelled.

In Germany, 1,750 StreetScooters are now used in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, 1,400 in Bavaria, and 1,200 apiece in Baden-Württemberg and Lower Saxony.

Tobias Meyer, a member of the Board of Management responsible for the Post & Parcel Germany division, described Deutsche Post DHL Group as “the clear market leader in green logistics”.

10,000 StreetScooters are now in action
Credit: Deutsche Post DHL Group

“Our strong commitment to e-mobility shows that environmental protection is hardly a passing fancy or a way to score public relations points at our company,” he said. “We take this issue very seriously. You simply have to look at our ambitious goal to achieve zero emissions by 2050 to see just how serious we are about it.”

Meyer also explained how ScreetScooters have contributed to a healthier and safer working environment for the company’s employees.

“The vehicle has a number of features that promote the acceptance of the vehicle by colleagues, including a design that enables employees to more easily climb into and out of the truck during the many delivery stops it makes and the high loading sill that helps protect employees’ backs. This is an obvious benefit of our decision to incorporate delivery employees into the design process.”

StreetScooter was approved by German transport authority for large series production at the end of last year. In May CEO Frank Appel suggested that Deutsche Post DHL Group was likely to sell the company in the future.

Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group

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