Schwarze unveiled its 100% electric M6 Avalanche EV sweeper

Huntsville, AL, March 22, 2023: Schwarze Industries, a leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial sweepers, unveiled its 100% electric M6 Avalanche EV prototype sweeper at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 in Las Vegas, NV.

It’s clear that electric sweepers present a great opportunity for the sweeping industry going forward – with their superior efficiency and zero emissions offering significant benefits for both operators and the environment alike. Unsurprisingly, many companies are beginning to explore the possibilities electric sweepers offer to reduce operating costs and environmental impact. As companies continue embracing this new technology in increasing numbers, it looks like we are on our way to seeing an industry revolutionized by electrification!

The most apparent expected advancement is a decrease in the cost of electric sweeper machines. Whereas current models are still relatively expensive due to battery costs, the prices are projected to go down substantially with advances in battery technology and increased production. Governments worldwide are implementing EV policies such as tax credits and subsidies that can further reduce purchase costs. These incentives could make electric sweepers much more attractive than traditional diesel models.

Another development for electric sweepers is improved efficiency via faster charging times and longer operating ranges. As battery technology continues to improve, manufacturers are finding ways to increase the range per charge and shorten charging times. New technologies such as solid-state batteries are being developed, which promise even better performance than existing models – meaning faster charging times and greater range per charge for drivers of these vehicles.

As electric vehicles become the norm, electric street sweepers are bound to take over traditional diesel machines that burn fossil fuels. In the near future, electric street sweepers will be less expensive and more efficient, and Schwarze is excited and promises to be at the forefront of this journey.

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If you’ve missed us at CONEXPO, come see the Schwarze M6 Avalanche EV May 2-4, 2023, at the ACTExpo in Anaheim, CA.

About Schwarze Industries LLC:

Schwarze Industries (ISO 9001:2015) is an Alamo Group (ALG:NYSE) company and the premier manufacturer of parking lot, airport, street sweepers, and asphalt maintenance equipment. For nearly 50 years, Schwarze Industries has been committed to providing an exceptional level of customer support and offers one of the most comprehensive lines in the sweeping business. Applications include parking area cleaning, industrial sweeping, mall and shopping center sweeping, airport ramp and runway sweeping, street sweeping (PM10), asphalt milling cleanup, and stormwater (MS4) management.