Conquest Equipment, Australasia’s leading specialist in commercial cleaning equipment, has launched a new boutique brand of 100% electric and zero-emissions outdoor cleaning vehicles and equipment designed to help organisations reach their own zero emission targets.
EcoTeq is a new brand of 100% electric outdoor sweepers, washers, and vacuums with zero emissions, offering organisations the stated opportunity of not having to choose between the environment, performance, and safety.
The new EcoTeq brand offers a range of outdoor cleaning equipment for organisations and local councils. Made from up to 92% recyclable materials, the new range of 100% electric equipment offers not only environmental benefits but are quieter than traditional outdoor cleaning equipment as well as lighter, making them more suitable for use on sensitive surfaces like pavement.
Specifically, EcoTeq’s new range of cleaning equipment is designed to be up to 30% quieter than comparable diesel machines. Operating on low-voltage systems, they are also easier and safer to maintain, meaning that in-house maintenance teams are not required to have specialist training or qualifications to maintain the machines.
Moreover – though somewhat disturbingly if you weren’t previously aware of the dangers – EcoTeq explain that “Our machines are not articulated and come in a single piece, removing the risk of someone getting caught or crushed in the articulation.”
The new battery-powered equipment also allows for a full shift of cleaning on a single charge, making these more environmentally friendly machines a more viable proposition for organisations and councils.
Typically, according to EcoTeq, recent advancements in battery technology allows for a well-maintained battery to last for 1,500 cycles, equating to around 5 years of operation.
EcoTeq’s new range of street sweepers and footpath sweepers are billed as being able to save owners up to 90% on fuel costs and up to 70% on maintenance costs.
A recent wave of “converted” sweepers have begun to make their way on to the market – diesel sweepers which have been converted to electric – but these are nevertheless heavier, yield a lower run time, and still rely on a full hydraulic operating system.
Designed with no hydraulics, EcoTeq’s new sweepers avoid any risk of toxic oil leaks or spills which can leach into waterways and contaminate storm water.