DHL’s StreetScooter subsidiary opens its second EV manufacturing factory

DHL’s StreetScooter subsidiary opens its second EV manufacturing factory

The StreetScooter subsidiary of logistics firm DHL is opening its second electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing factory. The move by StreetScooter to open its second factory underscores the fact that the company, which was launched as a subsidiary by DHL to build EVs for its own fleet, is now poised to emerge as a significant EV manufacturer.

StreetSccoter has now started selling EVs to other logistics firms, besides producing vehicles for the DHL fleet. Earlier this week, an order of 200 new StreetScooters was placed with the company by British milk delivery company Milk & More.

The new EV manufacturing factory is being opened by StreetScooter in Duren, a town in North Rhine-Westphalia. According to StreetScooter, the new factory will enable the company to increase its production capacity by two times, to “up to 20,000 electric vans per year.”

At the opening of StreetScooter’s new factory, Armin Laschet -- Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia -- said that the deployment of 6,000 StreetScooters by Deutsche Post across Germany has made StreetScooter “an unprecedented success story.”

Laschet further said that “StreetScooter in Duren will create up to 250 new jobs here in the Rhine region,” and added that the electro-mobility underscores a “structural change in action,” and will open up new opportunities for the people of the region.