Deutsche Post DHL Group, world’s largest logistics provider, targets to decarbonize their supply chain by 2050. In 2014, DPDHL has acquired EV start-up company StreetScooter as measure to decarbonize last mile logistics.
With key advantages as drivers’ ease-of-use, zero emission and low total cost of ownership, currently 12,000 StreetScooter vehicles are in fleet operations mainly in Germany.
StreetScooter - Customer Value
StreetScooter provides ease of operations for last mile drivers through ‘customer engineering’.
“EV is environment friendly but expensive” is still general image of EV. However, StreetScooter was able to deliver affordable eLCV through its low-cost and quick-to-market R&D and Production approach.
StreetScooter vehicle is designed to reduce TCO mainly in maintenance and fuel. TCO reduction has been proven by five year operations in DPDHL fleet.
StreetScooter in Japan
In Japan, StreetScooter partnered with Yamato Transport Corporation, largest Japanese last mile logistics operator, to co-develop eLCV for Japan market.
500 units are introduced in Kanto region to contribute to CO2 reduction and driver’s workplace improvement.
Together with a Service Partner, StreetScooter is also building eLCV service network with 13 workshops to maintain fleet of 500 eLCVs.