The vehicle also got a new paint job that really seals the deal. When you see SWEEP-E cruising down the street, you’ll see its blue, ocean-themed exterior with a sea lion on the back.
While most people would call the zero-emission street sweeper a green vehicle, the effort (and appearance) aligns with the Think Blue San Diego initiative to keep our water clean. By removing litter and debris from the streets, SWEEP-E will prevent pollution from entering storm drains or ending up in the ocean. Plus, its small size makes it possible for it to clean bike lanes, improving the city’s bikeability.