Mercedes‑Benz Vans, the Österreichische Put up and MANN+HUMMEL have launched a pilot undertaking to scale back advantageous mud air pollution and to achieve complete insights into effectiveness, climate influences and sturdiness in real-life operation.
For this function, two eSprinter collection manufacturing autos of the Österreichische Put up have been outfitted with optimized advantageous mud filters within the entrance module. The 2 eSprinter have been on the street in Graz metropolis middle since August 2022. They full their routes in weekly rotation in an effort to decide consultant values for the advantageous mud focus through the put in advantageous mud sensors.
The undertaking is supported by the Institute for Power and Environmental Expertise (IUTA) in Duisburg. The filters are recurrently checked on website by Mercedes-Benz Vans and the filtration specialist MANN+HUMMEL.
Since November 2021, the Österreichische Put up fleet in Graz has been solely utilizing purely electrical autos for the supply of parcels, letters, promoting mail and print media, so these are domestically emission-free. The pilot undertaking is meant to point out how these successes could be additional optimized. By 2030, the Österreichische Put up plans to ship all-electric deliveries all through the nation.
The know-how for this pilot undertaking comes from the event of the Mercedes-Benz Vans know-how service SUSTAINEER. (Earlier submit.) The SUSTAINEER exhibits how the electrified business transport sector can contribute to habitable cities and useful resource conservation.
The know-how service introduced on the finish of 2021 is supplied with two particulate filters to scale back advantageous mud emissions from tire, brake and asphalt abrasion. The trendy filter know-how was developed in cooperation with the filtration specialist MANN+HUMMEL and reduces advantageous mud emissions within the fast neighborhood of the car right down to a particle measurement of ten micrometers (PM10) by greater than 50%—35% throughout charging and 15% throughout driving.
The effectiveness of filtration will increase additional with larger ranges of particulate matter within the surroundings. Which means in city areas with poorer air high quality, far higher portions of particulate matter could be filtered out.
Within the pilot undertaking with the Österreichische Put up, the filter built-in within the entrance module of the SUSTAINEER is presently being examined. It filters advantageous mud out of the air together with the suction fan already within the car. On this method, it not solely improves the air high quality by way of the airstream. It filters advantageous mud out of the ambient air even at low driving speeds and through the charging course of.
As well as, the car is fitted with a advantageous particle sensor. This measures the advantageous mud focus within the air and may management the filtration efficiency accordingly. This additionally permits the car for use as a cellular monitoring station. The filter parts can simply be eliminated and changed throughout annual servicing.