The Benefits Of Using Electric Street Sweepers

by OMS Admin

Towns and cities across the UK have a huge task keeping on top of dropped rubbish, as well as pebbles, sand, and salt used during harsh winter weather. The problems presented to local authorities are also often something private businesses, retail parks, and industry have to contend with. The electric street sweeper is a compact and robust solution that delivers numerous benefits.

Significantly More Environmentally Friendly

An electric street sweeper is a significantly more environmentally friendly solution compared to diesel street sweepers. There is no fossil fuel combustion taking place in the vehicle’s engine, which results in no CO2 or nitrogen oxide emissions at the tailpipe.

This makes it the ideal vehicle for use in pedestrian zones and marketplaces around town and city centres and along busy roads, adding no polluting emissions.

Electric Street Sweepers Are Very Quiet

Electric vehicles create less noise and disturbance compared to the noisy running of a diesel engine. The near-silent operation can play a significant part in improving the quality of life for local residents and city centre workers.

Electric street sweepers can be used early in the morning or late in the evening, or at night. Residents are unlikely even to realise that a street vacuum cleaner or electric street sweeper is in use.

A further benefit and one that is often overlooked is less noise inside the driver’s cab. Whether the vehicle is in use for a few hours or an entire shift, a quiet cab is a comfortable work environment and one that your driver will thank you for.

A More Cost Effective Solution

Cost efficiency is critical for any fleet of vehicles, from utility vehicles to last-mile delivery vehicles and electric street sweepers. Cost efficiency typically falls into two areas; fuel costs and maintenance costs.

  • Fuel costs – The fuel costs per mile is less with an electric vehicle compared to diesel. Modern electric vehicles have high-density batteries that can store a vast amount of power and smart technologies that increase efficiency. Regenerative braking is one example, and this works as an alternator to capture braking energy and recharge the battery.
  • Maintenance costs – Maintenance costs are lower than those associated with diesel engines because there are fewer moving parts, filters, hoses, and fluids.

Reliable

Electric vehicle motors are incredibly reliable for the same reasons that the maintenance costs are negligible; fewer wearing parts, filters, hoses, and fluids. The driving experience is smooth and steady, with high levels of torque on hand. 

If you are looking for an electric street sweeper for your organisation, check out the Glutton Zen road-legal street sweeper.

For more information on the benefits of an electric street sweeper, please get in touch with our team on 0161 5096224.

 

 

Unsure What Type Of Electric Delivery Vehicle Is Right For You?

by OMS Admin

Whether you are a fleet manager or a small business looking for a single delivery solution, choosing the right vehicles is absolutely essential. Most companies and local retailers search for an affordable, reliable, and practical vehicle, and electric delivery vehicles fulfil these three criteria.

From this point on, the right electric delivery truck differs for each business. You will need to determine your ideal range, payload, towing capacity, and cargo configuration (flatbed, box van, refrigerated, insulated). A garden centre making home deliveries may find a flatbed configuration most suitable, while a pizza company will need an insulated cargo box.

Known as EVs (electric vehicles) or BEVs (battery electric vehicles), the latest road legal electric vehicles offer an impressive range and top speeds, meeting the needs of most companies. The range and speed are combined with excellent torque and acceleration, making them highly adept on busy roads. Electric delivery vehicles have no manual gearbox to contend with, so the drivers love them for making the experience as convenient and easy as possible.

As a company looking to own electric delivery trucks, there are many advantages and benefits. Road legal electric vehicles are a sustainable solution and highly efficient with lower fuel costs and cost per mile compared to petrol and diesel trucks.

The lifetime cost is also lower, with fewer moving parts keeping regular maintenance and repairs significantly less than those needed for combustion-engined delivery trucks. There are no filters or belts to change at regular intervals, and EVs are less hard on their brakes, further reducing operating costs.

Producing zero emissions at the tailpipe, an electric vehicle does not pollute the air with CO2 or NOx, making them ideal for urban environments, town centres, and busy cities. They also give your business a socially conscious image, which many consumers consider when choosing who to buy a product or service from.

Electric delivery trucks are almost silent, making them perfect for quiet villages, where peace and serenity are part of daily life. Overall, they are more pleasant for everyone, from driver to customer.

So, which type of delivery vehicle is right for you?

Last mile delivery vehicles

Last mile delivery vehicles serve the surrounding region, often taking a product from a warehouse to a customer or from a retail unit/shop to a customer. The first range of last mile electric delivery vehicles from ePowerTrucks are compact utility vehicles that take on the persona of a miniaturised flatbed truck, with options to upgrade to a box cargo bed. These models include the X-CELL, X-CELL+, and X-CELL Pro+

Angled shot of x-cell vehicle

The X-CELL offers:

Range: 50 miles
Top speed: 25mph
Payload capacity: 500kg

X-Cell Road Legal Electric Utility Vehicle being driven

The X-CELL+ offers:

Range: 75 miles
Top speed: 50mph
Payload capacity: 500kg

x cell pro +

The X-CELL Pro offers:

Range: 120 miles
Top speed: 50mph
Payload capacity: 500kg

The next type of vehicle takes on the shape of a compact box van. Our range includes the ATX 310E, ATX320E, ATX330E, ATX340E, ATX ED, ATX340ED, and EP AMP X.

Alke ATX 310 E Electric Compact Utility Vehicle in a warehouse

The ATX 310E offers:

Range: 75 kilometres
Payload capacity: 620kg
Towing capacity: 2,000kg

 
Alke ATX 320 E Electric Compact Utility Vehicle on Small Road

The ATX320E offers:

Payload capacity: 635kg
Towing Capacity: 2,000kg

Alke ATX 330 E Electric Utility Vehicle

The ATX330E offers:

Payload capacity: 1.575kg
Towing Capacity: 4,500kg

A robust orange and black road legal electric truck

The ATX340E offers:

Range: 150 kilometres
Payload capacity: 1,630kg
Towing Capacity: 4,500kg

 
Electric vehicles 4 seats Alke on Road

The ATX340ED offers:

Cab: 4 people
Payload capacity: 1,450kg
Towing Capacity: 4,000kg

Black and yellow EP AMP 2 Seat Electric Vehicle

The EP AMP XL offers:

Range: 90 kilometres
Top speed: 50mph
Payload capacity: 400kg

Electric Refrigerated Trucks

Food delivery is hugely popular, particularly so since the start of the pandemic. Your business can make home deliveries with the X-CELL, X-CELL+, and X-CELL Pro+. The fourth option of an electric refrigerated van is the X-CEPP MICRO. This is a trike that gives you the economic benefits of a motorbike, but with your choice of the refrigerated cargo box with insulation or pick-up bay.

For assistance selecting the right delivery vehicles for your business or organisation, please contact our team on 0161 5096224.

Red X-Cell Road Legal Electric Utility Vehicle

The X-CELL MICRO offers:

Top speed: 25mph
Range: 55 miles
Payload capacity: 100kg or 250kg