The ACT Government is partnering with Rosenbauer to work towards an Australian-first Plug-In Hybrid Electric Fire Truck for our emergency services.
The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) will work with Rosenbauer to pioneer the engineering of their Concept Fire Truck, to suit Australian fire services. The development of the Plug-in Hybrid Electric Fire Truck is an important first step towards transitioning to a zero-emissions emergency
The partnership between the ACT Government and Rosenbauer will engineer a fire truck that’s far more sustainable than our current fleet while being well designed for our fire fighter’s needs.
This is a substantial step that will help move the ACT closer to achieving a zero net greenhouse gas emissions target by 2045. It is another example of ground-breaking technology right here in Canberra, further cementing the ACT as a world leader in innovation and sustainability.
Rosenbauer is one of the largest providers of firefighting technology and equipment in the world, and their expertise will help us bring forward new technologies to benefit our firefighters, our community and the environment.
The Rosenbauer Concept Fire Truck technology offers a fully electric drive with a diesel range extender, capable of carrying an identical inventory to the current ACT Fire & Rescue fleet.
Firefighter safety and comfort will be at the forefront of the design with better use of space and greater crew protection. The vehicle will be ergonomically designed and include a walk-in, walk-out entry to support firefighters’ knees and backs as they move in and out of the vehicle. The ACT Government is a recognised leader in climate action and is on track to achieve a 40 per cent reduction in emissions on 1990 levels by 2020.
The transition to a single electric fire truck would see a reduction of diesel fuel consumption by approximately 185,000 litres and a reduction of engine oil disposal by approximately 400 litres over a ten-year period.
This partnership will help bring this technology to the market and is expected to lead to the first fully operational Plug-in Hybrid Electric Firetruck in the Asia-Pacific region by 2022.
For more information please visit: www.rosenbauer.com