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Ford Partners With German Mail Carrier on Electric Delivery Van

June 14, 2017, 2:44 PM

Ford Motor Co. is teaming up with Deutsche Post AG on an electric delivery van, as the German mail carrier secures a big-name partner to advance its portfolio of battery-powered vehicles.

The new vehicle, bigger than Deutsche Post’s current lineup of no-frills electric vans and based on the Ford Transit, will be used to deliver packages, the companies said in a joint statement. Production will start in July, with the goal of assembling at least 2,500 vehicles by the end of 2018. That would make it Europe’s biggest venture in that segment, they said.

The German postal company, which also ...