GLS Bank, the first bank in Germany that operates on an ethical philosophy, and COMCO are funding 500 electric scooters to be produced by StreetScooter GmbH in Aachen and Düren, in North Rhine-Westphalia. The latter is a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group and has drafted an innovative leasing concept with the partners to promote pollution-free logistics in Germany. Affordable leasing rates and flexible contracts will allow companies in every sector to organise their transport free of CO2 emissions.
GLS Bank securing financing
Jürgen Gerdes, Group Management Board Deutsche Post DHL Group, said: “We are delighted that GLS Bank and COMCO Leasing are just as convinced of StreetScooter. Together, we can help customers in diverse sectors to switch to electric transport. Then we will all be successful in the long run and can boost environment-friendly logistics as well.” The Bochum-based GLS Bank is refinancing the fleet of scooters. Dirk Kannacher, Management Board of GLS Bank, said: “Whoever listens to traffic broadcasts at 7 am realizes that we will require different types of transport in future. We need forward-looking sharing transport concepts and clean drive technology to protect our environment. The time is now.”
Ideal for urban logistics
Holger Rost, Managing Director of COMCO, remarked: “This is a first, important step towards freeing cites of fine particulates and nitrogen oxides.” Street Scooter was founded in 2010 at RWTH Aachen University. The company’s Aachen site develops and produces commercial vehicles powered entirely by electricity and focuses on providing solutions for “last mile” deliveries.