Wisconsin’s Madison Fire Department introduce first ever all-electric fire truck in North America.
The truck was developed by both Appleton’s Pierce Manufacturing and its parent company, Oshkosh Corporation.
The first electric-powered firetruck in North America has entered into service on Tuesday with the Madison Fire Department, City of Madison. The 21-ton Pierce Volterra electric fire truck was developed by both Appleton’s Pierce Manufacturing and its parent company, Oshkosh Corporation.
Officials says the all-electric truck will reduce emissions, minimize fuel consumption and make less noise.
Madison Fire Chief Steven Davis in a statement, said :
“The City of Madison is committed to many sustainability initiatives allowing us to meet our needs without compromising those of future generations,”
“Pierce’s Volterra electric pumper allows us to keep an environmentally-conscious focus on reducing emissions while maintaining our traditional pumper configuration without impacting our operational procedures.
We are eager to lead change by responsibly supporting our environment together with achieving our critical daily missions.”
Appleton’s Pierce Manufacturing, the maker of the vehicle, claims the 21-ton Pierce Volterra is the first one in North America.
Pierce Manufacturing’s Volterra electric vehicle is now in service at Madison Fire Station 8 on Lien Road.
Absolutely, adding electric powered fire trucks to their fleet would help speed up operations of other fire departments across nations of the world.