Residents of the NYC in 2010 receive the Allianz 4000 Electric Hybrid. This is touted to be the world’s first hybrid street sweeper, where it will have a 200 horsepower diesel engine that is aided by a couple of 12 volt lithium-ion batteries. With such mechanisms under the hood, the Allianz 4000 is capable of touching speeds of up to 60 mph (ca. 97 km/h), while achieving 40% in fuel savings when compared to non-hybrid sweepers.
The engine is 6.7 l Cummins ISB 200, 6 cylinder, turbocharged. Electrical drive with two speed differential final drive provides constant broom speed independent of vehicle speed or direction. The work speed is 0-14 mph (ca. 0-23 km/h).