The German postal service has a new electric delivery van

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The Deutsche Post has recently revealed it will move to replace it current fleet of delivery vans with the quirky Streetscooter pure electric delivery van.

If you’ve never heard of the Streetscooter you’ll be excused since we also had to scan our memories to recall where we first encountered the name. Germany’s postal service, Deutsche Post, first showcased the prototypes of these electric vans no less than four years ago. These were manufactured by a startup called “StreetScooter” and two years ago the postal sercie decided to go all in and acquire the entire company. Now the Deutsche Post, which is practically a commercial vehicle manufacturer today, has decided to begin series production of the electric van. Their idea is to produce 2,000 units of the Streetscooter this year alone to start the replacement process of the current range of deliver vans – with the final goal being the switch to these EVs for the entirety of Germany’s postal service fleet of 30,000 vans.

And Deutsche Post has even been interested in marketing the Streetscooter because there are other companies that were looking to have their own fleet of zero-emissions van. But that’s a thing of the future because for now the production capabilities of the manufacturer are focused on DP’s fleet replacement needs. The Streetscooter is motivated by an electric motor pushing 40 horsepower (30 kilowatts) and the electronically-limited top speed is of 50 mph (80 km/h), with a range of 31 to 50 miles (50 to 80 kilometers) – it packs a 0.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack.