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.
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.
In addition, we also supply electric street cleaners in the form of urban vacuums from Glutton. These pedestrian controlled vehicles are great for any city centre, stadium or arena concourse.