GKN Driveline has partnered with StreetScooter, an electric vehicle company owned by Deutsche Post DHL Group. GKN Driveline will supply its electric drive technology, the Family 2 eTransmission system, to transmit torque from the eMotor to the wheels of a new StreetScooter zero-emission electric van.

GKN’s system has an output torque of up to 2000Nm and reportedly has improved noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics and efficiency. Other applications for the system include the Fiat 500e city EV and the Citroën Berlingo Electric light commercial vehicle.

StreetScooter is a start-up formed by leading German technical university RWTH Aachen to develop more affordable electric commercial vehicles for urban operations. Following a successful trial, Deutsche Post DHL intends to deploy around 2,000 new StreetScooter vehicles in its urban delivery fleet by the end of the year.

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