trans-o-flex is now using a battery-electric vehicle for two years at its site in Hamm-Rhynern, Westphalia, in order to test the possible applications of vehicles with electric drive in an endurance test under tough everyday delivery conditions. The Work L model of the Streetscooter brand will initially be used for express deliveries in the vicinity of the site. “Based on previous tests, we were sceptical as to whether current e-vehicles were suitable for our purposes,” says Wolfgang P. Albeck, CEO of trans-o-flex. “On the other hand, we don’t want to miss any opportunity to make our work practices ever more environmentally friendly, and that is why we want to gain even more experience with the use of e-vehicles.” The vehicle has a box body, but does not feature active temperature control of the loading space, therefore it cannot be used for Ambient or Thermo consignments. With a loading volume of 7.7 cubic metres, the box body has space for four Euro pallets, which can weigh up to 900 kilos in total.