ALLIANZ OF AMERICA, INC.: Allianz and StreetScooter enable business customers to start e-mobility with ease

Allianz of America, Inc.recently issued the following announcement on July 19.

Allianz and StreetScooter now enable business customers to start into electric mobility with greater ease. Allianz is offering third-party liability and comprehensive insurance for vehicles from StreetScooter GmbH, a subsidiary of the world's leading logistics provider Deutsche Post DHL Group. The insurance is provided under the Ford Autoversicherung brand and available at selected Ford dealers throughout Germany that sell StreetScooter vehicles.

The insurance is designed to include the modern safety components found in StreetScooter vehicles, as well as their cost-effective repair. The offer supports StreetScooter's Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) approach, which provides a low total cost of e-mobility so small and medium-sized enterprises can switch to this environmentally-friendly drive technology.

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Photographer: Andreas Schmitter

An expansion into other markets with further insurance and service solutions is planned.

"Together with StreetScooter, we are enabling customers to enter the world of sustainable mobility," says Dr. Jörg Hipp, Member of the Board of Allianz Versicherungs-AG. "We think that an affordable electric vehicle adapted to the needs of the customer and matched with tailored insurance is the right way to do this."

Achim Kampker, CEO of StreetScooter GmbH, says: "Allianz is a strong partner who will help us breakthrough with e-mobility into various industries. This cooperation makes it even more viable for business customers to opt for our electric vehicles as the cost-effective service, maintenance and repair of StreetScooters are complemented by an attractive insurance policy."

StreetScooter is a versatile, environmentally friendly vehicle designed for a wide range of industries. The E-Transporter was developed in 2011 in a cooperation between Deutsche Post DHL Group and StreetScooter GmbH from Aachen, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group in 2014.

More than 6,000 vehicles are already on the road and used to deliver letters and parcels with a total mileage to date of more than 26 million kilometers. StreetScooter is available in a variety of bodies, including as a dumper, delivery van, refrigeration unit or as a pickup. Depending on the model, StreetScooters can achieve a range of up to 200 kilometers with a 900 kilograms payload and hit a maximum speed of 120 km/h.

"Our goal as Allianz is to promote the development of innovative ecosystems that contribute to greater sustainability in everyday life," says Jean-Marc Pailhol, Head of Group Market Management and Distribution at Allianz SE. "This cooperation is a further important step because the cooperation with StreetScooter enables a large number of customers from very different industries to now enter the world of eco-friendly driving with ease.”

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