Schwarze Industries Unveils Electric M6 Avalanche EV Prototype Sweeper
Schwarze Industries, Huntsville, Alabama, unveiled its 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.