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REV Fire Group, part of REV Group Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services, introduced the first fully electric North American-style fire apparatus.
This new electric fire vehicle, developed with technology partner Emergency One Group LTD – developer of the world’s first EV fire truck – contains 316 kW of proven automotive-grade batteries to give the industry’s longest electric pumping endurance. This allows departments to run solely on electricity.
“Our superior battery storage solution allows us to complete a fully electric NFPA pump test, while maintaining a safer, lower center of gravity,” said Roger Lackore, Senior Director of Product Development, REV Fire Group Engineering during the announcement in Aug 2021. A range-extender diesel engine is used for backup when pumping beyond three to four hours on a hydrant or for extended operation in blackouts and natural disasters.
“Our new fully electric fire truck reflects our continued drive to innovate industry-leading fire apparatus built with strength and durability specifically for the fire service vocation,” said Kent Tyler, President, REV Fire Group. “As we all focus on working and living in a more sustainable way, it will help fire departments throughout North America protect not only their citizens but the environment as well.”
This rig, which will be delivered in 2022, has a North American design and is totally configurable to meet the needs of each department. It is constructed with components that are widely available locally, allowing consumers to keep their equipment serviced and in good working order. Preorders for this new device are now being accepted through any E-ONE, KME, Ferrara, or Spartan ER dealer sales representative.
E-ONE® RECEIVES ORDER FROM THE MESA FIRE AND MEDICAL DEPARTMENT FOR A VECTOR™, THE FIRST NORTH AMERICAN STYLE FULLY ELECTRIC FIRE TRUCK
REV Fire Group first unveiled the Vector all-electric fire engine in August, and Mesa is the first confirmed order. With 316 kilowatts of total battery capacity, the Vector boasts the industry’s longest electric pumping duration, allowing it to pump at 750 GPM via four hose lines for four hours on a single charge.
“In developing the Vector, we worked closely with our customers to identify their product needs. Using this feedback, we designed a robust EV rig that upholds our commitment to providing the highest quality and best performing fire apparatus,” said Mike Virnig, Vice President of Sales, REV Fire Group. “We are excited to partner with Mesa in protecting both their community and the environment and look forward to delivering the first of these revolutionary EV fire trucks. The Vector is well equipped to serve the needs of Mesa firefighters and customizable for department needs across the country.”
A low battery placement provides a safer, lower center of gravity, and a 400 kilowatt (536 HP) electric drive motor with regenerative braking are among the Vector’s other characteristics. Pumping can be certified to NFPA standards using just electric power at a maximum flow of 1250 GPM, with greater maximum flows depending on pump options. Additionally, the fire department has the option of selecting a tank size of up to 1030 gallons of water and foam.
Customized features on the Mesa apparatus include:
- 100-inch wide cab with raised roof
- Extruded aluminum body with full height / full depth compartments each side
- Clean cab design with no SCBA in the cab
- Upgraded air conditioning system with additional evaporator in rear of cab
- Electronic stability control
- Galvanized and powder coated double rail frame with 194-inch wheelbase
- Severe duty front bumper with full width tray
- Thermal battery management system
- 500 amps of available 12 volt power
- Range extender for emergency back-up power
- Heavy duty two-arm overhead ladder rack with 16 and 28-foot ladders
- Low hosebed design holds a total of 1750 feet of hose
- 2002 FoamPro foam system
- AXIS™ Smart truck technology
This rig supports the City of Mesa’s Climate Action Plan and goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
“I’m an advocate for electric vehicles — it’s a better technology and this is one of many steps we can take to bring us closer to our Climate Action Plan goals,” said Mayor John Giles. “We look forward to this as a study in the potential cost-savings and efficiency of electric vehicles in City operations.”
H&E Equipment, an E-ONE authorized dealer, is handling the order, and delivery is expected in 2022.
REV Group® companies are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services, which serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. They provide customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers), and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles). REV Group’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of REV Group’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. Investors-REVG