COLOGNE -- Deutsche Post has received expressions of interest from potential partners for StreetScooter, its electric van business, board member Tobias Meyer said on Friday.
"We see broad interest along the entire value chain," Meyer said, adding that Deutsche Post was in contact with parts suppliers, electric vehicle manufacturers and operators.
The German postal services group has produced 10,000 StreetScooters but is shying away from making large investments in StreetScooter or taking on risks tied to large-scale vehicle production.
Last year it hired Goldman Sachs to evaluate options for StreetScooter as it seeks to expand the unit and tap an expected rise in demand.
Deutsche Post CEO Frank Appel has said options include cooperating with manufacturers, floating the firm on the stock exchange or bringing in a financial investor.
Deutsche Post has also installed around 13,500 charging stations in its depots and delivery bases throughout Germany.
Meyer said the number of e-vehicles used by the group would continue to rise.
The StreetScooter Work and Work L are produced at plants in Aachen and Dueren, Germany, while Ford Motor produces the StreetScooter XL electric van at its factory in Cologne, Germany, according to the Automotive News Europe E-Car and Component map.
Automotive News Europe contributed to this report