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Photograph, "Federal Post Office Minister Kurt Gscheidle introducing a new trial of the use of electric vehicles by the Bundespost in Bonn"

1981

Museum for Communication Frankfurt, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication

Museum for Communication Frankfurt, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

In 1958, the use of electric vehicles was deemed uneconomical by the Deutsche Bundespost. After the oil crisis of the 1970s and the associated extreme rise in fuel prices, however, the Bundepost started testing out electric vehicles once more in Bonn, at the suggestion of Federal Post Minister Gscheidle. The attempt failed because of the same common problem: batteries and charging infrastructure. The situation has changed again since, and as of 2014, the Deutsche Post DHL Group has been producing its own electric delivery vehicles in the form of the StreetScooter.

Details

  • Title: Photograph, "Federal Post Office Minister Kurt Gscheidle introducing a new trial of the use of electric vehicles by the Bundespost in Bonn"
  • Date Created: 1981
  • Location Created: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
  • Material: Papier; Fotografie

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