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Ford is accepting into the electric work-vehicle bold in a big way in Germany acknowledgment to tech from the DeutschePost startup StreetScooter. Ford’s Turkey-built Transit van is the base for the StreetScooter Work XL, a affectionate of a small-to-medium-size box van that will initially be awash to DHL. The van went into assembly Tuesday.
The StreetScooter Work XL will be accumulated in Cologne, Germany, at Ford’s European headquarters, according to Automotive News Europe, with a planned assembly accommodation of about 3,500 cartage per year.
“With Ford, we accept begin the ideal accomplice who understands our adjustable and customer-oriented way of production,” Achim Kampker, CEO and architect of StreetScooter, said in a account Tuesday. “Together, we are announcement electromobility in Germany and authoritative inner‑city commitment cartage added environmentally affable and quieter. With the new Work XL StreetScooter, we now accept the absolute e-van for bindle commitment in city areas, which in the approaching will additionally account added carriage companies.”
Ford will accouter the Work XL with a 122-horsepower electric motor that additionally produces 202 pound-feet of torque. The van’s 76 kilowatt-hour array backpack will be acceptable for an estimated 124 afar of range. Ford forecasts that anniversary StreetScooter Work XL will abate carbon emissions by 5.5 bags and save about 500 gallons of agent ammunition per year.
StreetScooter will go on architecture its abate electric vans, like the ones Daimler attempted to accomplish off with beforehand this year.
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