DHL Streetscooter electric vans will make package delivery greener

When Deutsche Post DHL Group decided to add electric delivery vans to its fleet, nothing suitable was available. So in 2014, DHL bought a company called Streetscooter, which makes electric vans. Now DHL is bringing those vans to the United States. Why should cars be the only vehicles getting electric powertrains?

Electric vans will be used in a U.S. pilot program for DHL’s package delivery service beginning in 2020, according to a company press release. DHL also intends to set up a production line in the U.S…

DHL claims to have 12,000 electric delivery vehicles in daily service, with over 100 million kilometers (about 62 million miles) driven to date. In addition to building vans for DHL’s own fleet, Streetscooter sells them to other businesses. Streetscooter claims to have 13,500 charging stations at 700 depots owned by various firms, from large companies to small businesses.