By Max Bernhard
Deutsche Post AG (DPW.XE) has received German approval for large series production of its electric-van entry-model, which will make it easier to sell abroad, the postal service said Friday.
"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," Achim Kampker, Chief Executive of Street Scooter GmbH, Deutsche Post's electric-utility-vehicle subsidiary, said.
A second manufacturing site was opened in Germany in May, increasing annual production capacity to up to 20,000 electric vans, according to the company.
Street Scooter has already received large series production approval for its Work XL model, which is being built in cooperation with Ford Motor Co (F) in Cologne.
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