Gallery: Allianz 4000: The World’s First Hybrid Electric Street Sweeper

 

Street cleaning is a service we might take for granted, but it is hard to miss the irony of a street cleaning machine that spews diesel exhaust, dust, and makes a racket. The Allianz 4000 is the world’s first hybrid street sweeper, and it promises to be a lot quieter while reducing diesel exhaust — it relies on a set of Lithium Ion batteries to give it a boost. This bad boy offers 4-wheel drive, can go 60 mph, is quiet, and best of all it’s 40% more fuel-efficient. Read on for the dust up.

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