Using the filters in two e-cars, fine dust is filtered near the source, i.e. where fine dust emissions occur. The two vehicles can also filter and absorb fine dust from the surrounding air during loading operations at the logistics centre. In daily use, the filters are proven to work without restriction and effectively absorb fine dust while driving. In addition to the durability of the filters, the effects on the compounds will also be analyzed as part of the pilot project.
For more than a year, deliveries in Graz have been 100 percent electric, with more than 300 electric vehicles in use every day. For the pilot project, two Swiss e-mail printers were equipped with special filters to reduce fine dust emissions. The vehicles also have a particle sensor that measures the concentration of particles in the air and can control filtration performance accordingly. This means that vehicles can be used as mobile measuring stations. Filter elements can be removed and replaced during the annual service.
“With the ‘micro-vacuum cleaner’, we are setting new standards for sustainable logistics over the last mile. In Graz, Mercedes-Benz and Österreichische Post have impressively demonstrated what is already possible in e-mobility today when car manufacturers and green logistics companies come together We will continue to support these developments and will take them into account when purchasing our e-commerce fleet in the future, ”explains Peter Omundom, Member of the Board of Management of Parcel & Logistics, Österreichische Post AG.