7 October 2016
Deutsche Post builds its own e-vehicles
The company is replacing Volkswagen vans with its own 'Streetscooters' which can carry out deliveries without adding to pollution in the cities.
Deutsche Post said carmakers had turned down requests to build the Streetscooter-type vehicle because of relatively small production runs.
The company plans to build 5,000 units a year to replace its smaller vans for local deliveries. The vehicles will be of varying sizes, and electric cargo bicycles and tricycles are also in the production mix.
Electric vehicles are simpler in design than traditionally-engined cars and require less people to build them.