On December 9, 2014, Deutsche Post DHL signed the purchase agreement for StreetScooter GmbH – a former start-up associated with RWTH Aachen University whose aim was to design cost-effective electric cars. The collaboration between Deutsche Post DHL and StreetScooter GmbH had begun as early as 2011 with the development of an electric vehicle tailored to the needs of Deutsche Post DHL. The first prototype of the StreetScooter for Deutsche Post was unveiled in 2012. The delivery vehicle fleet now comprises some 24,000 electric vans, most of which are StreetScooter models. In January 2022, Deutsche Post DHL sold the rights and know-how for the production of StreetScooter electric vans to the international consortium ODIN Automotive S.à.r.l. (Luxembourg), now known as B-ON.