The EC vehicle type approval also applies to other EU countries, including Switzerland and Norway
Deutsche Post DHL Group’s EV-making subsidiary Street Scooter has received EC vehicle type approval from the KBA, the German motor transport authority, for large series production of its basic WORK electric delivery van.
In October Ford began large series production of the Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL electric van at its European HQ in Cologne, Germany.
EC type approval for large series production is granted to vehicle manufacturers by the KBA to certify compliance with strict production standards, including in serial production involving many thousands of vehicles.
“The level of interest shown in the Street Scooter by companies with large fleets, tradespeople and municipal corporations is huge. Approval for large series production means that when filling fleet orders, large numbers of vehicles can be put on the road without problems, including abroad,” enthuses Achim Kampker, CEO of Street Scooter GmbH. “Given our growing production quantities, this is a truly vital step.” In addition to its existing production site in Aachen, Street Scooter opened a second manufacturing facility in Düren at the end of May 2018, doubling the company’s production capabilities to 20,000 electric vans per year.
The approval for large series production also applies to other EU countries, including Switzerland and Norway. It greatly simplifies registration of Street Scooter vehicles in non-EU states as well. “We receive lots of inquiries and concrete orders from abroad,” says Mr. Kampker. “We can now meet that demand with greater efficiency and effectiveness, especially where large orders are concerned.”
Street Scooter already has vehicles out on the streets in various EU states. DHL uses Street Scooters for deliveries in Austria and the Netherlands and it recently signed a deal to supply 200 of its vans to UK grocery firm Milk & More.