Mesa (AZ) Fire and Medical Department has agreed to purchase an all-electric powered fire truck from E-ONE for $1.4 million, according to a report published by 12NEWS.com.
According to the report, it will be Mesa’s first all-electric apparatus as the city becomes the second in the nation to move toward all-electric vehicles for fire apparatus.
Firefighters are expecting the apparatus to be able to pump for lines at 750 gallons per minute for up to four hours or to make 10 medical runs before needing a recharge, according to the report.
The cost of the vehicle will be funded through bond dollars authorized by voters in 2018 with additional funds being spent from the city’s capital general fund, the web site reported.
Expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022, the new electric truck will move the city forward with its goal of reducing it carbon emissions over the next three decades, according to the report.