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DHL Teams With Filter Manufacturer To Release First 'Emission Neutral' Vehicle

By Brian Spaen

Powering electric vehicles with renewable energy is better for the environment than opting for fossil fuels, but there’s more awful emissions they give off than just carbon dioxide. Particles from tires and brake systems can leak into the air, which limit them from being fully neutral. One delivery service is equipping their vehicles with filters to remove these particles in the air.

Announced back in April, Deutsche Post DHL was successfully able to add 5,000 electric vehicles to their fleet by the end of 2017. Created by a manufacturing subsidy, StreetScooter, these WORK and WORK L models have already showed signs of progress. Maintenance costs have been up to 80 percent lower and 16,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions have been saved when compared to traditional delivery vans.

While these vehicles already mark down great achievements, further improvement can be done in terms of removing particles that are released into the air from tire and road abrasion. After all, these delivery trucks start and stop often throughout their delivery routes. They’ll be teaming up with MANN+HUMMEL, a global filtration manufacturer, to accomplish this feat.