Very different than similar models, this fire engine is powered by electricity. Have a minimalist modern look, this electric truck has a high capability.
This electric fire truck is owned by the Los Angeles Fire Department. Going into operation in 2021, they will be the first fire department in North America to have electrically powered trucks.
This fire truck is manufactured by Rosenbauer, an Austrian company. The specifications of this truck have been adapted to the needs of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
This fire truck is powered by two batteries with a capacity of 100 kilowatt-hours. With that big power, this truck is able to work for two hours non-stop.
“I am enthusiastic because we are the first fire department in North America to have this modern and sophisticated engine. This is an innovative tool that helps reduce harmful diesel noise and emissions. However, this truck remains a flexible tool for putting out fires and carrying out the task of rescue with a leading technology platform, “said the head of the Los Angeles Fire Department, Ralph Terrazas, quoted by DailyMail.
Although powered by electricity, this truck also has a diesel engine in it to increase the operational duration if needed. One unit of this electric truck is priced at USD $ 1.2 million.