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San Diego debuts new electric mini street sweeper

More than 1,000 San Diegans casted votes within the month-long naming contest, and now town’s new, 100% electric mini street sweeper lastly has a reputation.

SAN DIEGO — San Diego’s new, 100% electric mini street sweeper lastly has a reputation. Meet: SWEEP-E.

More than 1,000 San Diegans casted votes within the month-long naming contest. The mini street sweeper was given an ocean-themed makeover to match its new title. 

The ocean theme additionally highlights how street sweeping improves water high quality and helps stop ocean air pollution.

The metropolis says SWEEP-E is certainly one of a sort automobile in its fleet. The street sweeper has zero emissions and an electric motor to chop down on disruptive noise that common street sweepers can produce.

“Street sweeping is an essential service when it comes to keeping trash and debris out of the ocean and SWEEP-E will be a real-world embodiment of that message as it travels our city making our neighborhoods clean and safe,” Councilmember Whitburn stated. 

“SWEEP-E is also part of our growing fleet of electric vehicles that help us make progress toward our long-term goals for climate action, sustainability and mobility.” 

The contest started on social media with over 300 recommendations despatched in by folks throughout San Diego County. It was shut race, town says SWEEP-E received by solely 11 votes. 

According to the CIty of San Diego:

SWEEP-E is scheduled to wash up Balboa Park forward of the December Night’s Holiday Festival, a two-day occasion anticipated to convey a whole bunch of hundreds of tourists to the park.

You can meet SWEEP-E in-person, and even seize a selfie inside the electric street sweeper on the December Nights pageant this weekend, on Friday and Saturday.

WATCH RELATED: San Diego automobile fleets making large swap to electric (April 2022).

 
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