First electric fire truck of the US goes into service in Los Angeles. First prototypes of the world’s first electric fire truck tested on the road back in 2019. In February 2020, LAFD placed an order for its very own RTX and it ended up costing $1.2 million.
It has fully adjustable air suspension as well as digital vehicle control via technology that allows the crew to move easily between seats. The power comes from 2 Volvo batteries with 132kWh capacity that give it 2 hours of autonomy or 8 hours if fully charged and you can use diesel as fuel to prolong its running time when needed using the range extender or one will charge both at the same time using solar panels on board.
First electric fire truck of the US goes into service in Los Angeles
One electric fire truck made in Austria is currently serving the LAFD with pre-orders taken in 2020. This truck is part of a new era of specialty trucks heavily focused on urban and specialized tasks. With 490 horsepower as its peak output, this extremely expensive vehicle has 4 wheel steering and powered by 2 Volvo Penta batteries that have 132 kWh of capacity.
The RTX base price ranges from $900,000 to $1.2 million depending on which model of the Ford chassis LAFD orders and comes with fully adjustable air suspension for off road wading through 3 feet of water or for diagonal driving techniques like crab walking maneuvers. It features a lot of clever tech solutions like only having one battery installed horizontally under the floor instead of vertically.