Los Angeles Fire Department buys electric firetruck

The truck’s two batteries provide a charge capacity of 100kWh, enabling fully electric operation for around two hours

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has become the first fire service in the US to purchase an electric vehicle (EV) based on the Concept Fire Truck (CFT).

The truck from Rosenbauer will be delivered and tested in the first quarter of 2021 - the firm says it offers improved driving characteristics, safety features and functionality.

Its two batteries provide a charge capacity of 100kWh, enabling fully electric operation for around two hours, with an integrated range extender option available to allow longer usage times.

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