German DHL logistics centres will be equipped with innogy charging infrastructure
The two companies have entered into an agreement on cooperation in Germany and nine other European countries through to the end of 2019.
The StreetScooters used by Deutsche Post can be charged using a solution developed by innogy and especially tailored to the needs of logistics and fleet operation.
“We are proud of this pioneering collaborative arrangement. As one of the largest operators of vehicle fleets in Germany, Deutsche Post is a trail-blazer in environmentally friendly electric mobility. Our portfolio includes the right solutions for fleet operators, as well as business and residential customers,” says Martin Herrmann, COO Retail innogy SE.
Achim Kampker, CEO of StreetScooter GmbH and Senior Vice-President, E-Mobility, at Deutsche Post, says: “We need a cost-efficient and high-quality solution that can cope with the tough requirements of day-to-day postal work, but is still quick and easy to operate. innogy offers all this from a single source – even at an international level.”
The StreetScooters charge overnight (3.7 or 11 kW, depending on the model), and are fully ready for service again the next morning. The charging process is activated using an RFID key tag, which all the drivers have on their vehicle key rings. To enable the electric vehicles to charge up quickly and easily, the charging cable is permanently attached to the charging infrastructure.
A special design enables up to four charging points to be mounted on a single base to save space. If necessary, they can be disassembled quickly at any time to allow them to be used elsewhere. The locations are examined in collaboration with Deutsche Post to coordinate the design, civil engineering, installation and commissioning work, and to prepare follow-up reports.
innogy operates around 7,000 networked charging points across Europe.