Ideanomics announced plans for its US subsidiary Hybrid to Global Environmental Products with its proprietary electric and hybrid drive kits to be used in building 62 zero-emission street sweepers. GEP will then supply the sweepers to New York, California, the city of Helena, Montana and Washington D.C.
The two companies GEP and US Hybrid have also cooperated in the past: dating back to 2009, the two companies launched their first hybrid electric street sweepers in New York. Meanwhile, the partners have also served customers in Japan. US Hybrid has also supplied a number of electric transit vans for public transportation operator Antelope Valley Transit Authority in California.
Regarding the breakdown of the order, GEP will supply 17 electric street sweepers to the California Department of Transportation. 30 plug-in hybrid electric street sweepers and seven all-electric street sweepers will go to New York, while the other all-electric street sweepers include two for the city of South San Francisco, three for Washington DC and two for the City of Helena , Montana.
“Together with GEP, we provide our customers across the United States with American-made zero-emission street sweepers featuring the best available technology pioneered by US Hybrid,” said Robin Mackie, president of Ideanomics Mobility. “This order, one of the largest to date, reflects a simple truth: zero-emission street sweepers are better for planet, communities and bottom line. Plus, every order supports the growth of America’s clean energy economy and green manufacturing jobs.