Following in the footsteps of Madison (WI) and others, Brampton (Canada) is set to become the first Ontario-based location to put into service a Rosenbauer RT—a fully electric fire truck—reports insauga.com.
The city will receive the truck late next year, and it will be stationed at the under-construction Brampton Fire Campus. The apparatus will replace one of Brampton’s front-line pumpers.
A Rosenbauer RT can run for about 62 miles on battery power—responding to several emergencies on a single charge. And its height can be raised and lowered—from 6.5 inches to 18.5 inches.
Amsterdam, Berlin, Dubai, Los Angeles, and Vancouver are among the other departments that have gone electric.
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Today, @CityBrampton Council unanimously approved @BramptonFireES plans to purchase a fully electric-powered fire truck! Excited to be joining a small number of world class cities-Berlin, Amsterdam, Dubai, Los Angeles & Vancouver! #zeroemissions #green #sustainability #innovation pic.twitter.com/ACgqnYtplI— Bill Boyes (@ChiefBoyes) June 16, 2021