Wednesday, April 10, 2024

REV Fire Group receives first order to build all-electric Vector fire truck

E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group, has announced that it received the first order from Mesa Fire and Medical Department in Mesa, Arizona, to build an all-electric E-ONE Vector fire truck. It will be the first fully electric fire truck in North America and is expected to be delivered in 2022.

First introduced in August, the customizable E-ONE Vector has the industry’s longest electric pumping duration using 316 kilowatts of total battery power, enabling the truck to pump at 750 GPM through four hose lines for four hours on a single charge. Additional features include a superior battery storage solution offering a safer, lower center of gravity and a 400 kW (536 HP) electric drive motor with regenerative braking.

Pumping can be certified to NFPA standards operating on electric power only at 1250 GPM with maximum flows higher depending on pump options. The fire department can also select the tank capacity to hold up to 1030 gallons of water and foam.

It features a 100-inch wide cab with a raised roof and extruded aluminum body with full height/full-depth compartments on each side. The fire rescue vehicle is built on a galvanized and powder-coated double rail frame with a 194-inch wheelbase.

“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.”

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