Residents of the Big Apple who rise early will soon be able to see the Allianz 4000 hybrid street sweeper hit the, er, streets. This is touted to be the world’s first hybrid street sweeper, where it will have a 200 horsepower diesel engine that is aided by a couple of 12 volt lithium-ion batteries. With such mechanisms under the hood, the Allianz 4000 is capable of touching speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, while achieving 40% in fuel savings when compared to non-hybrid sweepers. Will we see the Allianz 4000 prowl other city streets apart from New York in the future? Only time will tell, so lobby your local municipal council to go green even with their mechanical street sweepers and you might see some positive changes.
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