Corporate Responsibility Report 2013
Corporate Responsibility Report 2013
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Our delivery vehicle of the future: StreetScooter

The StreetScooter marks Deutsche Post DHL's first venture into vehicle design and development. We joined forces with RWTH Aachen University to create an advanced delivery vehicle with both environmental and ergonomic benefits.

The StreetScooter is an electric-powered vehicle specifically built for mail and parcel delivery, which involves up to 200 stops and starts each day. The process of designing and developing the StreetScooter drew on feedback from our own delivery personnel. One of the results is the StreetScooter’s ergonomically designed driver seat, which allows the driver to get in and out of the vehicle quickly and easily. The StreetScooter has a maximum speed of 85 km/h and a maximum range of about 80 kilometers when used for delivery. Powered exclusively with green electricity from renewable sources, the StreetScooter is not only CO2-free and climate-neutral, but also significantly quieter than comparable vehicles.

In the reporting year, 50 pre-production vehicles were deployed at various delivery offices across Germany. The most important test run is in Bonn as part of the Carbon-free Delivery in Bonn pilot project.