Deutsche Post receives approval for mass production of its Streetscooter Work electric scooter. As SPIEGEL reports in its latest issue, the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has granted approval. So far, the commercial vehicle has been sold with a small standard approval. (Read the full story on SPIEGEL + here.)
Mass production was not possible for a long time, because the KBA had found too high levels of heavy metals in the individual components. This problem was solved by the Post branch, which was originally founded by professors of RWTH Aachen University.
Production of 20,000 pieces planned in the year
High hopes rest on electric delivery vehicles: e-commerce is growing rapidly and with it the volume of exhaust gas in cities is growing. Diesel transporters should be replaced by vehicles with no emissions. So the federal government wants to prevent the ban on driving diesel cars.
Streetscooter boss Achim Kampker wants to expand with his company now. "Thanks to the approval of large volumes, even large quantities of vehicles can be easily accepted for fleet orders, even abroad," says Kampker. At the end of May, the company opened one in Düren, near the Aachen plant and plans to increase production to 20,000 units a year.
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