Logistics giant DHL is looking to electrify its vast fleet of trucks and vans in the future by buying EVs or making its own trucks, like the “Streetscooter”. StreetScooter GmbH is an electric vehicle manufacturer located in Aachen, Germany. In December 2014 Deutsche Post DHL Group announced that it was purchasing the company.
The supplier for the Streetscooter program is BMW with its i3 battery modules.
Professor Achim Kampker, CEO of Streetscooter GmbH, commented on the choice of battery module:
“The BMW i3 high-voltage modules are exemplary for extraordinary reliability and performance in the car sector. They enable us to use state-of-the-art electric drive technology and integrated energy management even in demanding supply and distribution traffic.”
DHL’s Streetscooters are not alone in making that choice. Torqeedo also chose to go with the BMW i3 battery for its new electric boat.
Dr. Alexander Kotouc, Head of Product Management BMW i, says companies using BMW’s battery tech testifies to its capacity:
“The choice of BMW i battery modules for the Streetsccoter is further proof that robustness, innovation and sustainability in future-oriented products are by no means mutually exclusive. The successful transfer of state-of-the-art automotive technology, even in the challenging field of postal and parcel delivery, testifies to the far-sightedness and universality of the BMW i concept.”[Source: Eletrek.co]