The StreetScooter electric delivery vehicle is expected to enter the pilot production phase soon. The tests currently being performed by experts from DEKRA, the international expert organisation, are expected to be completed in the coming weeks. One of the vehicles will be on display at the DEKRA stand (stand 501 in hall B3) at the eCarTec international leading trade fair in Munich from 21 to 23 October.

The current StreetScooters have been further developed from the vehicles of the research project that StreetScooter GmbH initiated together with the RWTH Aachen University and Deutsche Post DHL for package delivery operations. Each of these 50 vehicles has an individual approval and is currently in use at various delivery centres throughout Germany. DEKRA has inspected these vehicles as well.

Once the experts at the DEKRA Automobile Test Centre (DATC) in Klettwitz in the German state of Brandenburg have finished their tests and the type approval is issued for a small-scale production run, up to 1,000 StreetScooters are expected to be produced in the coming year. The targeted application area ranges from urban delivery traffic on the “last mile” and communal fleets to company-internal delivery traffic.

“Our experts have been involved in the StreetScooter project from the beginning and even supervised the development,” said Andreas Richter, Head of the DEKRA Electromobility Competence Centre, which bundles the Group-wide activities in this area. “The supervision of this ambitious project is one of the many components of our work in the area of e-mobility. Our goal as a testing organisation is primarily to help ensure that attention is consistently given to the subject of safety from the beginning for the sustainable mobility of the future.”

In addition to the StreetScooter, DEKRA will present its entire service offering in the area of electromobility and hybrid technology at eCarTec. This includes the homologation of electric vehicles, the testing of components and charging infrastructure, crash tests with electric vehicles, certifications and qualifications for handling high-voltage systems.

Presentations from the DEKRA Academy at eCarTec in Munich will include their web-based training course in accordance with the specifications of EN 50110-1. This kind of training is a requirement for working on vehicles with high-voltage systems. Using DEKRA Academy’s web-based training reduces the training time significantly. It is available in English, German and Dutch.

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