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NYC Now Has a Hybrid Street Sweeper

December 21st, 2010

The New York City can now boast the world’s first hybrid street sweeper that can reach a top speed of 60mph and clean the streets at a speed of 7mph with carbon footprint reduced to minimum.

Dubbed the Allianz 4000, the vehicle includes a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel motor, two 12-volt lithium-ion batteries and an electric-traction drive system.

It was estimated that Allianz saves up to 45 percent of fuel compared to a diesel-only sweeper. » Read more: NYC Now Has a Hybrid Street Sweeper