The U.S. District of Columbia (DC) has added two compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered sweepers and two CNG refuse trucks to its maintenance fleet. The alternative-fueled, single-engine Elgin Pelican Sweeper is powered by the ultra-low emissions Cummins B5.9-195G engine that is certified to U.S. EPA and CARB standards and Euro V and EEV. The engine offers low emissions without sacrificing performance and efficiency.
Elgin Sweeper is a manufacturer of street sweepers for general street maintenance, special industrial and airport applications. The company offers the Pelican, its flagship product, with CNG and liquefied natural gas (LNG) options, also LPG.
“The vehicles we are putting into service symbolize our commitment to taking a Sustainable DC to the next level,” said D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray. “We have more than 1,400 alternative-fuel vehicles in our fleet, which is a 47-percent increase over 2010. By investing in heavy- and medium-duty vehicles that use alternative fuels, we will achieve a higher per-vehicle reduction in emissions.”
The District has been recognized in recent years for its leadership in the use of alternative-fuel vehicles and has ranked among the top 20 green fleets for pioneering the use of alternative-fuel vehicles.
(This article compiled using information from Elgin Sweeper Company)