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A new generation of dry & quiet street sweepers

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - TIMAN262O (A new generation of dry & quiet street sweepers)

Reporting period: 2019-12-01 to 2020-03-31

Rapidly expanding urbanization and the rising popularity of well-kept pedestrian-spaces creates the need for cleaning machinery able to maintain public spaces. Existing street sweeper from competitors have limited efficiency, not being fully sustainable (high water consumption, are noisy and expensive as well as unfriendly to the driver due to cabin noise.
We introduce TIMAN 2620, a cutting-edge small size street sweeper that uses a novel suction system based on whirlwind principle (cyclone). It is of reduced size – capable for all areas – and highly versatile that may function, aside from street sweeper, as snow remover or lawnmower, among others. It offers new levels of efficiency with lower CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, providing, in oil, hybrid, and electric versions, friendly to manage with low noise in the cabin, with a very competitive final price, beating all potential today competitors in the market.
This Feasibility Study has helped to answer a number of technical and commercial questions:
- We have solved all technical needs. We have decreased the energy for the suction system to 2.6kW in hydraulic version, and as low as 2.3KW in electric consumption. The noise level of nozzle suction is as low as 10.2dB and consumption is 2.2 L/h constant, much lower than competitors.
- We have decided to move to an EIC Pilot with a total budget of 1.4M€, for the development of three TIMAN 2620 versions: i) oil, ii) hybrid, and iii) 100% electric.
- We have identified the market size in the different areas of commercialization and, after study, we’ve decided that the franchise approach is the one that fits better for TIMAN objectives.
- We’ve analysed different competitors, and we demonstrate that TIMAN has the potential to lead the market of small street sweepers in the next years.
- The business plan shows an accumulated NET profit of 29,792 M€ for the first five years. So, the project has a ROI of 16,43 (1643%) during this period.
The project has a significant impact on all cities around the world. TIMAN 2620 provides a lower consumption and lower CO2, lower fuel consumption with three different type of models: oil, hybrid and electric. With the commercialization of TIMAN 2620 it can be saved >56,000 tons of CO2 and 96,000,000 litters of water worldwide, contributing to Green Deal points.
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