The eSwingo 200+ electric compact sweeper. (SDOT Photo)

As part of a pilot program and viability test, the Seattle Department of Transportation has deployed a fully electric compact bike lane sweeper. According to the manufacturer, the eSwingo200+ has an operating time of 10 hours on a single charge and can fully recharge in 8. Because these ratings were developed on flat surfaces and roads, one of the primary goals of testing is to determine the machines operational capacity as it navigates Seattle’s less ideal topography.

Read more: We’re launching the eBroomer Pilot Program – our first test project to replace carbon emitting vehicle fleet with zero-emissions alternatives.   – SDOT Blog (