Schwarze Industries unveiled its new innovative electric street sweeper at ConExpo in Las Vegas, NV. This 100% electric M6 Avalanche EV prototype mechanical broom sweeper is designed to reduce emissions and noise pollution while providing operators with “pure power.” Schwarze is ready to move the sweeping industry towards cleaner, quieter, and more efficient operations – and help you meet your sustainability goals along the way.
Going electric isn’t just about a cleaner world. Sustainability can support efficiency, productivity, and better business, too.
Lower costs start at the charging stations.
Per mile, electricity is less expensive than diesel and gasoline. But the value of going electric is about more than what powers the vehicles. With technologies like telematics and managed charging, everything is connected, from how your electric sweeper runs routes to when they plug into your charging stations. This increased integration and planning can enable fleets to charge when it’s most efficient and avoid costly demand charges, leading to significant savings over time.
Longer electric sweeper service intervals kick savings into gear.
The differences between electric trucks and their diesel counterparts go far beyond power sources. Electric trucks have a much simpler design that features fewer moving parts. Ultimately, that translates into longer service intervals, fewer operational disruptions, and less downtime on repairs in the long run.
Batteries, electric motors, and electronics typically need little to no maintenance. Brakes last longer, too, thanks to brake regeneration, which enables the motor to slow the vehicle down by converting mechanical motion back into an electrical charge that can be stored in the batteries. Did we mention no diesel, no oil, no DEF?
Reduced sweeper noise keeps drivers happy for a positive bottom line.
One of the places where electric sweepers make the most significant impact is on the job. The M6 Avalanche EV rides smoothly and doesn’t create any fuel odors or noise pollution, which can contribute to a more pleasant working environment throughout the day. And the happier operators are, the more likely they will keep working hard for your business.
Electric sweepers are powerful – and powerfully efficient.
The first time you operate the M6 Avalanche EV, its acceleration might surprise you. That’s because an electric truck can provide near-instant, maximum torque at low RPMs – essentially from a standing start. But why is instant torque important? Not only does it enable the truck to get up to speed quickly and transfer power to the sweep gear more efficiently, but it also takes less force to do so. More efficient power leads to significant savings on charging costs.
Cleaner Air & Quieter Cities With Electric Sweepers
The zero-emissions future is clear. In fact, it’s already in motion. The all-electric Schwarze M6 Avalanche EV will be ready to move the world toward cleaner, quieter, and more efficient operations ¬– and help you meet your sustainability goals along the way.
Built to Work For Contractors That Work
Engineered for the demands of the sweeping industry, The M6 Avalanche will keep fleets going strong with efficient power delivery and ultimate reliability. The future of smart, fully-electric sweeper power has started.
100% Electric. All power. Zero Emissions
The all-electric M6 Avalanche EV provides the ultimate in power, efficiency, and dependability with maximum torque for quick, smooth acceleration and operation.
We’re Fully Charged To Help Your Business Succeed
There’s a lot more to know about powering business with electric trucks. Schwarze is here to help. No matter where you are on the road to electric, we’re “ready to move you forward.”
When it comes to environmental responsibility, Schwarze strives to be as efficient and responsible with natural resources as possible. We are working towards meeting our corporate environmental policy goals related to energy, emissions, water, and waste management in our facilities. Additionally, we focus on developing new products with sustainability goals in mind.
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How different is the M6 EV compared to the standard M6 Avalanche?
The M6 Avalanche EV is designed to do the exact same job the standard M6 Avalanche performs today.
Is the M6 Avalanche EV 100% electric?
Yes. the M6 Avalanche has an all-electric chassis and an all-electric sweeper body.
When will the M6 Avalanche EV be available?
The chassis will be available in late 2024. Schwarze production is planned for 2025.
Is this M6 Avalanche EV prototype exactly what Schwarze plans to sell?
Probably not. Our prototype machine was built to test our designs and collect customer feedback. Depending on customer feedback, our final designs could be a little or a whole lot different.
Will there be more prototype machines?
Yes. Battery and charging technologies are quickly evolving, and we will continue to challenge ourselves to push the limits of what this technology can do in our parking lot and municipal sweepers.
Will Schwarze sell EV equipment through its Trusted dealers?
Yes. Our EV models will be available at your local Schwarze dealer.