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october 16, 2018 - Ford

Ford Starts Production Of Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL Electric Delivery Van

  • Ford starts production of the Deutsche Post #StreetScooter #workxl #van at its manufacturing site in Cologne, Germany
  • Based on a #Ford Transit chassis, the electric delivery #van is fitted with a battery-electric drivetrain and a body designed and built to #StreetScooter specifications
  • Deutsche Post #DHL Group and #Ford are pioneers in the electrification of delivery traffic, the cooperation with #StreetScooter offering an annual production capacity of 3,500 units

COLOGNE, #germany, Oct. 9, 2018 #Ford has begun production of the Deutsche Post #StreetScooter #workxl electric #van at its European HQ in Cologne, #germany.

Based on a Transit chassis, produced at the #Ford Otosan joint venture plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, the medium-sized electric delivery #van is fitted with a battery-electric drivetrain and a body designed and built to #StreetScooter specifications.

Around 180 #Ford employees are working in two shifts to build up to 16 #workxl models per day, providing an annual production capacity of 3,500 units.

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“Manufacturing the #StreetScooter #workxl at our plant in Cologne brings together perfectly Ford’s unrivalled expertise in commercial vehicle production along with StreetScooter’s strengths as an agile start-up company,” said Joerg Beyer, managing director, Product Development, #Ford of Europe. “This joint project underlines that as well as being a volume manufacturer, we can also deliver smaller production runs.”

WORK XL is the largest delivery #van in the #StreetScooter portfolio, with a load volume of 20 m3, room for more than 200 packages, and a payload of up to 1,275 kg. #Ford will manufacture the #van with a range of electric motors and lithium-ion batteries, delivering up to 90 kW (122 PS) and a maximum torque of 276 Nm. With a battery capacity of up to 76 kWh, the #workxl has a range of up to 200 kilometres. Compared with diesel models, each electric delivery #van will offer a reduction in CO2 emissions of 5 tonnes each year and a saving of 1,900 litres of fuel.

Deutsche Post #DHL is using the #workxl to support its urban parcel delivery service in #germany, while the future availability of the electric #van to third-party customers is under consideration.

“With #Ford, we have found the ideal partner who understands our flexible and customer-oriented way of production. Together, we are promoting electromobility in #germany and making inner‑city delivery traffic more environmentally friendly and quieter. With the new #workxl #StreetScooter, we now have the perfect e-van for parcel delivery in metropolitan areas, which in the future will also benefit other transport companies,” said Prof. Dr. Achim Kampker, CEO and founder, #StreetScooter.

Electrified powertrains will play a key role in Ford’s European product line-up. The company is investing €9.5 billion and plans to deliver 16 fully electric vehicles within a global portfolio of 40 electrified vehicles through 2022.

Recently, at the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hanover, #germany, #Ford presented its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model for the first time. Featuring an advanced hybrid powertrain system, the Transit Custom PHEV targets a zero-emission driving range of 50 kilometres (31 miles) and uses the multi-award-winning #Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine as a range extender for total range exceeding 500 kilometres (310 miles). *