(VIDEO) Paris testing electric sweepers (Tennant 500ze)

03/05/2012

Electric sweepers will soon be tested in Paris’ streets. This greener vehicle will also allow a reduction of noise pollution compared to its thermal counterpart with a volume in use three times lower.

They will be tested for two years on the streets of the French capital.

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Built by the company Tennant, the 500 ZE (for Zero Emission) is a rather classic sweeper, powertrain excepted. A pack of lithium-ion battery that recharges in 4 hours supplies the power. The silent moving phases are then punctuated by of aspirations phases-not much louder as they also rely on electricity. No CO2 emissions at all in use!

Its range is far than enough for a full work day with an 8 hours range. The Tennant 500ZE will also save some energy on the bill with an hourly cost of 0.6 cents against 3.6€ for the ICE version.

As usual for electric vehicles the main obstacle remains the purchase price, nearly two times higher than an ICE one (€170.000 VS €100.000)...On the other hand, its life span is expected to last two more years.

Article by Jeremi Michaux
Par Technologic Vehicles
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