The electric van maker owned by DP/DHL has received the EC approval to serially produce its basic Work electric van. The approval for large series production also applies to other EU countries and to Switzerland and Norway so that StreetScooter may fulfil more orders coming from third parties.
The recently launched Work XL model that StreetScooter is building with Ford at their Cologne plant already has approval for large-scale production.
The Work model is now following suit: The KBA confirms that they have approved the production of many thousands of vehicles after a thorough examination that strict production standards are being met.
“The level of interest shown in the StreetScooter by companies with large fleets, tradespeople and municipal corporations is huge. Approval for large series production means that when filling fleet orders, large numbers of vehicles can be put on the road without problems, including abroad,” says StreetScooter boss Achim Kampker.
Thanks to the large-series approval, large quantities of vehicles can now also be approved for whole fleet orders without any problems. “Given our growing production quantities, this is a truly vital step,” says Kampker.
At the end of May, StreetScooter opened another plant in Düren in addition to the Aachen production plant. This increases their production capacity to up to 20,000 electric vehicles per year.
The approval for large series is valid in Germany as well as in other EU countries including Switzerland and Norway. It also simplifies the registration of StreetScooter vehicles in non-EU states. The first StreetScooters are already on the road abroad – for example for the British milk supplier Milk & More and for DHL in the Netherlands and Austria.