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REV Fire Group, comprising the REV Group companies E-ONE, KME, Ferrara, Spartan Emergency Response, Smeal, and Ladder Tower, will build an all-electric E-ONE Vector fire truck for Mesa Fire and Medical Department in Mesa, AZ.

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REV Fire Group first announced the introduction of its all-electric fire truck, now named Vector, in August, and Mesa’s is the first confirmed order announcement. The customizable Vector has the industry’s longest electric pumping duration which allows four hose lines to be in use for four hours on a single charge. A range-extender diesel engine is used for backup when pumping beyond four hours on a hydrant or for extended operation in blackouts and natural disasters.

This rig supports the City of Mesa’s Climate Action Plan and goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

H&E Equipment, an E-ONE authorized dealer, is coordinating the Mesa order and delivery is expected in 2022. The Vector is available for preorders through any E-ONE, KME, Ferrara or Spartan Emergency Response dealer sales representative.

E-ONE is a leading fire apparatus manufacturer, making emergency vehicles, rescue trucks, aerial fire trucks, rescue pumpers and custom fire apparatus; the company has produced more than 28,000 vehicles delivered around the world.

Comments

GdB

Also safer for firemen in a big fire that could shut down a diesel due to lack of oxygen!

Bob Niland

Batteries? (presumably Li-ion, but they power the pumps too, so if they catch fire, this truck may not be able to put itself out), except that…

Other articles are reporting that this "all electric" truck's configuration includes a "range extender". What might this be?

Bob Niland

Oops, I now see the diesel engine mentioned in the GCC article.

Engineer-Poet

Big fires create rising smoke plumes which pull in fresh air on the ground; there's no threat of loss of oxygen to fire trucks.

I was going to comment on the danger of having a fire truck which could run out of power before the fire was out, but the "range extender" addresses that issue.

OTOH, I wonder if this is a good use of batteries.  Do fire trucks see enough use that each kWh of cells displaces more carbon than if they were used in other vehicles?  Color me skeptical.

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