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

Posted By Andrew Michler On December 17, 2010 @ 1:18 pm In Green Transportation,Innovation | No Comments

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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 [2] 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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Time to park your old street sweeper in the garage — take a look at the new Allianz 4000 Electric Hybrid Sweeper [4] next time you need to clean up the neighborhood. OK, you may not be in the market for one — but you still might appreciate how much a difference hybrid technology [5] can make in a street sweeper. The on-board diesel motor spins a 120-kilowatt permanent magnet generator. The drive is a 160-kilowatt induction drive motor and a 60-kilowatt electro-hydraulic drive unit spins the brooms.

The 4-wheel drive vehicle can turn on a dime, and like other street sweepers it can water down the road, scrub it up and haul away the debris. It has a set of filters that remove micron-sized dust for cleaner air, and it meets the tough SCAQMD [6] air standards as well. It’s all enough to bring out the inner clean freak in us.

+ Allianz Sweepers [7]

Via Notcot [8] and Auto Motto [9]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/allianz-4000-the-worlds-first-hybrid-electric-street-sweeper/new-10-67/

[2] Lithium Ion batteries: http://inhabitat.com/tobacco-virus-could-increase-lithium-ion-battery-capacity/

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/allianz-4000-the-worlds-first-hybrid-electric-street-sweeper/new-8-75/

[4] Allianz 4000 Electric Hybrid Sweeper: http://www.allianzsweeper.com/en/products/electric-hybrid/4000-electric-hybrid.html

[5] hybrid technology: http://www.inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hybrid

[6] SCAQMD: http://www.aqmd.gov/tao/FleetRules/1186.1Sweepers/index.htm

[7] + Allianz Sweepers: http://www.allianzsweeper.com

[8] Notcot: http://www.notcot.org/post/36712/

[9] Auto Motto: http://www.automotto.org/entry/allianz-4000-world-s-first-hybrid-street-sweeper/

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