Recently, e-retail giant Amazon has ordered 40 StreetScooter WORK Box electric vans, which will be deployed at its distribution center in Munich Daglfing. As a complement, StreetScooter has also installed 60 charging stations at the Amazon site.
StreetScooter’s “Made in Germany” e-vans not only proved their ability to handle the heavy demands of last-mile delivery but scored points for economy and ROI as well.
According to Jörg Sommer, StreetScooter performs better in the total cost of ownership after just a few years as compared to conventional combustion-engine vehicles. Notably, the e-commerce giant plans to make its first deliveries with electric vehicles by 2021.
Jörg Sommer, CEO of StreetScooter GmbH:
We were delighted that Amazon turned to StreetScooter for a climate-friendly delivery solution as well as our proven charging infrastructure expertise.
Adam Elman, Senior Lead Sustainability, Amazon Europe:
Amazon is committed to achieving the Paris agreement targets ten years ahead of schedule – in 2040 instead of 2050 – so we are collaborating with a number of different partners developing new technologies and helping promote a carbon-neutral economy. We look forward to working with StreetScooter and using their expertise to add additional electric vehicles and charging stations to our network and achieve carbon-neutral delivery operations.
This move into the electric van market in Europe comes after its commitment in September to buy 100,000 electric trucks from US electric-vehicle (EV) startup Rivian,in an attempt to reduce its carbon footprint.
Back in 2014, Deutsche Post DHL Group fully acquired StreetScooter. As per the company claims, it is the market leader in Europe with more than 12,000 vehicles in daily use and a track record of over 100 million km driven and 36,000 tonnes of CO2 savings.
Main image credits: Deutsche Post DHL Group
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