Mercedes' electric delivery van concept cleans the surrounding air | Engadget

The filler is made from household waste, the cab partition is built from natural straw and the underbody includes recycled polypropylene and used tires. The newly unveiled Sustaineer delivery van concept is fully electric, as you'd guess, but it also improves the environment around it. Mercedes lowers noise pollution, too, thanks to a quiet electric drivetrain, low rolling resistance tires and a hushed automatic delivery door.Safety is a concern as well. Fine particulate filters on the front and underbody purify the air around the van no matter what its speed. Mercedes is using the impending COP26 climate conference to highlight its EV efforts and show how sustainability can involve more than a switch to battery power. It can further power devices whether or not the van is running, such as tools and laptops. With that said, Mercedes stressed that all the van's technology was crafted with large-scale production in mind.
Mercedes is using the impending COP26 climate conference to highlight its EV efforts and show how sustainability can involve more than a switch to battery power. The newly unveiled Sustaineer deliver… [+1962 chars]