Four small electric sweepers have recently been added to Leipzig’s municipal cleaning fleet. “Stadtreinigung Leipzig is setting a good example in urban climate protection. Particularly in our day-to-day work, it is important to minimise environmental pollution,” says Leipzig’s Mayor for the Environment Heiko Rosenthal. “In addition, the people of Leipzig benefit from the low noise emissions produced by the machines.”

The four electric sweepers save a total of 82 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year compared to the conventionally powered models. With an operating time of up to ten hours, one sweeper can transport about two cubic metres of swept material.

The 1.2-million-euro procurement received around 568,000 euros of funding support from the Electric Mobility Funding Guideline of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport. The funding guideline is coordinated by NOW GmbH and implemented by Project Management Jülich (PtJ).


Source: Department of Environment, Climate, Order and Sport of the City of Leipzig (Dezernat Umwelt, Klima, Ordnung und Sport der Stadt Leipzig)