Germany’s mail service, the Deutsche Post has set up a new unit called ‘Corporate Incubator’ to focus on mobility solutions, digital platforms and automatisation, and particularly to strengthen their StreetScooter business.
The idea is to speed up the electric mobility sector the company had established under its own roof very early on, first with electric bikes and trikes and ultimately with the development of the StreetScooter electric van.
In fact, the StreetScooter played a rather large role in making the decision to establish the portfolio expansion. In charge of the new business is Jürgen Gerdes, who had previously been responsible for the StreetScooter development. In his new position, he will be “tasked with using his proven experience in advancing agile developments and successful market rollout of new customer oriented services and solutions,” stated Deutsche Post.
Gerdes initially pushed the development of the StreetScooter “when e-mobility was not yet a common theme, including, a whole range of customer-oriented innovations such as in the area of e-commerce, which reflect his drive.”
By 2050, the company plans to become completely emission-free and the company is already using renewable energy sources to power their StreetScooters.
Recently, Innogy was named as a partner for charging infrastructure construction at DHL logistics centers. Thus far, charging stations had been chiefly supplied by EBG compleo, among others. According to reports, Deutsche Post DHL will be moving forward with a trio of suppliers; EBG, Innogy and aixACCT.