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Eugene Buys Global Electric Street Sweeper
The City of Eugene has taken the next step towards a sustainable future with its first piece of all-electric heavy machinery from Western Systems
By: Western Systems
Oregon, United States., January 18, 2022 - Local equipment dealer Western Systems has delivered one of the world's first all-electric municipal street sweepers to The City of Eugene. Manufactured by Global Environmental, this street sweeper will run an entire shift on a single charge and works just as well as a comparable diesel sweeper. In many ways the electric sweeper is better than diesel, in that it is quieter, has less maintenance, and goes up hills better than diesel sweepers.
"The City of Eugene has taken the next step towards a sustainable future with its first piece of all-electric heavy machinery," the city said in a statement. "This battery-operated, zero-emissions 'broom' will reduce the City's greenhouse gas impact and is another step towards reaching the City's Climate Recovery Ordinance goals."
"We're excited to put this new street sweeper into the fleet," said Eric Johnson, Public Works Maintenance Operations Manager. "Not only will it continue to ensure clean water returns to the rivers by picking up toxic pollutants before they go into the storm drains, but this electric sweeper also runs on clean electric energy supplied by the partners at the Eugene Water & Electric Board, which will significantly reduce the greenhouse gas impact.
According to Johnson. the sweeper "will contribute to a cleaner environment by reducing carbon dioxide by 115 tons, per a typical sweeper's lifetime – around seven years."
"In considering the purchase, our staff determined there were several other benefits to purchasing an electric sweeper, including the fact that it is powered by a renewable resource, and it's quieter, which is better for the operator and enhances downtown & riverfront livability by minimizing noise disturbance & noise pollution."
For more information contact: Gary Young at 541-619-1104 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Western Systems
Western Systems has over 55 years of experience in the refuse, recycling and street industries. Staff at Western Systems have industry knowledge and product expertise that is second to none. Western Systems represents and distributes a wide array of industry- leading, high quality products. They have a well-earned reputation of honesty, reliability and product competency. Their service technicians are factory trained and highly skilled for work on vehicles and stationary equipment in the industries they serve.