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Tennant announces world first technology for cleaner, greener cities.

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Tennant today announces the release of two ground-breaking and world first products for city cleaning: The Energy Efficient Gum Removal Vehicle (GRV) and the Zero Emission Compact Sweeper (500ze). An extension of Tennant Company’s already extensive range of City Cleaning equipment, these new products are in keeping with the company’s mission to create a cleaner, safer world.

The Gum Removal Vehicle (GRV), an Australian made, solar powered 48 volt battery operated electric vehicle, is helping to ‘educate’ the public and ‘eradicate’ the problem of chewing gum and minor litter.

Energy efficient, the GRV uses the worlds best practice steam machine to remove chewing gum at a rate of up to 700 pieces per hour using only three litres of water.

The GRV not only destroys gum but can clean and sanitise toilets, showers, street furniture and bins, remove posters and some graffiti, kill weeds and vacuum up cigarette butts, adding a new dimension of versatility to any city cleaning program.

Tennant’s Green Machine 500ze, the first in a new generation of electric Sweepers, is a zero emission compact sweeper powered by innovative Lithium-ion technology. The Green Machine 500ze sweeps a hard-working 8 hour non-stop shift without recharging . This significant step for carbon emission reduction means totally clean air operation ideal for enclosed or crowded pedestrian areas. Virtually silent in transit, the 500ze enables operation in noise sensitive areas.

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