HUNTSVILLE, AL - Schwarze Industries has partnered with Enova Systems, a leading innovator of electric vehicle and hybrid electric vehicle solutions for medium and heavy-duty trucks and busses, to develop a fully electric green sweeper for the United States Air Force (USAF).
The fully electric green sweeper will be powered by the Enova 120kW all-electric drive system coupled with a hydraulic pump, and will use hydrogen produced by a solar electric array. This advanced drive system will be paired with Schwarze's proven regenerative air sweeper design. Production will take place at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, where it will be the first advanced sweeper technology used by the USAF.
"We'll be sending over an A7000 for the project, and the hope is that this sweeper will become the standard Air Force spec for all sweeping applications," said Raymond Massey, Director of Sales and Marketing for Schwarze.
The USAF currently operates more than 100 Schwarze sweepers throughout the world.