Electric Cleans Up
To further the discussion of electric equipment in the sweeping realm, the team from Schwarze Industries, Huntsville, Alabama, unveiled the company’s 100% electric M6 Avalanche EV prototype sweeper at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023. The company stated: “It’s clear that electric sweepers present a great opportunity for the sweeping industry going forward—with their superior efficiency and zero emissions offering significant benefits for both operators and the environment alike.”
The manufacturer pointed to an upcoming decrease in the cost of electric sweeper machines as an expected advancement. “Whereas current models are still relatively expensive due to battery costs, the prices are projected to go down substantially with advances in battery technology and increased production. Governments worldwide are implementing EV policies such as tax credits and subsidies that can further reduce purchase costs.”
The manufacturer also pointed to improved efficiency via faster charging times and longer operating ranges as another positive development in electric sweepers. “As battery technology continues to improve, manufacturers are finding ways to increase the range-per-charge and shorten charging times. New technologies such as solid-state batteries are being developed, which promise even better performance than existing models—meaning faster charging times and greater range per charge for drivers of these vehicles.”
For more information, visit www.schwarze.com/electric.