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Street Scooter

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Mookuh, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Mookuh

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    #1 Mookuh, Dec 6, 2013
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    Street Scooter electric car is developed by 50 companies | Auto Cars World
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    "Street Scooter" started out as a newly founded enterprise from the RWTH Aachen University. They tried making a compelling "Short Range Vehicle", cheap EVs with low performance and range, for intra-city usage. The original idea was to have the car cost around 5000€, and to lease the battery. The car was met with mixed results, though.

    However, the Deutsche Post DHL group did some maths, and figured out that yes, getting a fleet of EVs for their delivery needs would be much cheaper than continueing to work with petrol based cars.
    I'm not too involved in the project (I work in the same building where these are being built here in Aachen, albeit on another project), but it seems that DHL will be getting these sooner or later. According to the first article, 3500, but those numbers are from 2011.

    Wonder if other logistics services will make the jump to EVs aswell? (For everything that cannot be delivered by drones, obviously :rolleyes:)

    EDIT: Almost forgot, some technical data:
    Delivery version:
    Range 40/80/120 km, dependant on how many batteries you order it with.
    Top speed is a whopping 50 mph
    Carries up to 750kg

    Commuter version:
    Range 45/90/130, charge time is 1.5h/3h/4.5h
    Top Speed is 65 mph
    0-30 mph in "less than 6s", 0-40 in "less than 11s"


    This is the version for the general public, which is sadly not a pretty sight. The "work" version meant to carry parcels etc. looks better imo (picture in 2nd article)
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