ELGIN, ILLINOIS – The Electric Broom Bear, the brand new all-electric street sweeper manufactured by Elgin Sweeper with a Battle Motors LNT EV chassis, will be showcased at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Anaheim, California May 2-4 at Booth 6778. The Electric Broom Bear is a first of its kind truck-mounted sweeper utilizing an all-electric chassis.
“We’ve taken today’s modern propulsion system and incorporated it with Elgin’s 100+ year history of sweeper innovations,” said Tim Letts, Product Manager, Elgin Sweeper. “We’re using modern technology to meet the modern demands and sustainability goals of our customers.”
With electric vehicles becoming a reality to meet zero emission vehicle (ZEV) targets and stricter emissions standards, the Electric Broom Bear delivers another option for customers to achieve their sweeping and sustainability goals. The Electric Broom Bear is Elgin’s latest innovation offering uncompromised performance. In addition to all the benefits of an electric vehicle including noise reduction and lower maintenance costs, the Electric Broom Bear has plenty of energy onboard, so customers can sweep and run their regular routes without worrying about getting home. It has enough energy for a full workload and some leftover for operators’ peace-of-mind.
Developed specifically for vocational use, the electric chassis is from Battle Motors, formerly Crane Carrier Company, which has a 76 year history of providing heavy duty trucks and has an extensive and highly trained dealer network for service and support. The electric LNT has been in service since 2022 across a variety of vocations including refuse, delivery and now sweeping. The additional weight of the electric chassis was taken into consideration when developing the Electric Broom Bear, and customers can rest at ease knowing the payload capacity is the same as a standard Broom Bear. The fully electric Battle Motors LNT is a narrow, nimble, and durable workhorse now delivering zero emissions, zero fuel costs, and lower maintenance costs. Good for the planet and good for business while reducing an environmental footprint.
“We are proud to collaborate with Elgin on bringing a Battle Motors LNT electric street sweeper to market. Our trucks produce zero emissions making them environmentally friendly, providing a cost effective solution to municipalities across the country. Together we are going to change cities nationwide with numerous benefits across the board,” said Mike Patterson, Battle Motors Chairman and CEO.
The charging port on the Electric Broom Bear is a standard SAE J1772 CCS, compatible with both level 2 or level 3 chargers. Level 2 AC charging will enable overnight charging while Level 3 DC-DC charging will enable fast charging, if needed.
ACT Expo attendees can view the Electric Broom Bear at Booth 6778. To request a demo of the Electric Broom Bear or place an order, visit ElginSweeper.com.
About Elgin Sweeper Company
Sold and serviced through a network of more than 100 dealer locations worldwide, Elgin Sweeper products are the sweepers of choice for a variety of general street maintenance, special industrial and airport applications. With more than 100 years of experience, Elgin Sweeper offers municipalities, contractors and industries the most sweeper options in the world, using the latest sweeping technologies — mechanical, pure vacuum, regenerative air, alternative fuel and waterless dust control. Elgin Sweeper is a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation’s Environmental Solutions Group. For more information, visit www.ElginSweeper.com.
About Federal Signal
Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) builds and delivers equipment of unmatched quality that moves material, cleans infrastructure and protects the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates two groups: Environmental Solutions and Safety and Security Systems. For more information on Federal Signal, visit www.FederalSignal.com.
About Battle Motors, Inc.
Battle Motors, a leader in the development of electric vehicle (EV) technology, acquired commercial vehicle Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Crane Carrier Company, LLC (CCC) in 2021. Battle Motors is the leader in the vocational truck industry, providing work-ready diesel, clean natural gas (CNG), and now EV chassis designed and manufactured in North America for the refuse and recycling markets. Battle Motor’s durable, dependable trucks are built to excel in many applications that now include middle- and last-mile delivery. CCC has been manufacturing commercial vehicles for 76 years and is based in New Philadelphia, Ohio. For more information please visit: https://www.battlemotors.com and follow us @BattleMotors