Japanese logistics provider Yamato Transport orders 500 StreetScooters

Yamato Transport has formed a strategic partnership with StreetScooter, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group.

To manage the growing e-commerce market in Japan, Yamato has been reforming its services and network to meet the changing needs of customers. The company has ordered 500 electric light utility vehicles from StreetScooter. As part of the close development partnership between the two companies, the electric vehicles have been modified to meet both Japanese standards and the specific needs of Yamato. That means these “Made in Germany” e-transporters will be sporting a steering wheel on the right. Delivery is scheduled for operation during fiscal year 2019.

Yutaka Nagao, Representative Director, President and Executive Officer of Yamato Transport: “While restructuring a sustainable last mile delivery network for TA-Q-BIN, it has been a big challenge for us to develop new delivery vehicles with the consideration of our employee’s point of view. This encounter with StreetScooter is truly exciting to us, and we’re looking forward to our first step towards a resolution through joint development.”

Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group.