Deutsche Post plans to deliver letters and parcels across Hamburg using only emission-free electric vehicles from 2019 and deliveries should be fully electric by 2025, a press release said Monday (July 2, 2018). This is part of a Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Dr. Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg and Prof. Dr. Achim Kampker, Managing Director of the Deutsche Post’s StreetScooter. The memorandum foresees concrete measures to promote electro mobility.
Environment-friendly e-transporters to hold 200 parcels
DHL is increasing the number of vehicles to 70 StreetScooter WORK XL for parcel deliveries. These environment-friendly e-transporters are tailor-made for deliveries in metropolitan areas and can hold 200 parcels each. Around 140 StreetScooters, 480 e-bikes and some 180 e-trikes are already in use across Hamburg.
Charging infrastructure for e-vehicles to be expanded
“By the end of 2019, we will be building 1,000 charging points throughout the city,” said Tschentscher. The expansion of the charging infrastructure for e-vehicles and the additional designation of charging zones should pave the way for the conversion of inner-city delivery traffic to electrically powered vehicles. “We are ensuring more climate protection and better air quality in Hamburg with the electrification of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s logistics fleet,” Tschentscher added. Stromnetz Hamburg GmbH, as the local distribution network operator, said DHL would receive the connection services allowing its logistics properties to charge the electric vehicles.