City of Mesa Adds All-Electric Fire Truck - Smart Energy Decisions

Distributed Energy Resources, Energy Storage  -  January 5, 2024

City of Mesa Adds All-Electric Fire Truck

Arizona's Mesa Fire and Medical Department added an all-electric fire truck to its current fleet.

The pumper truck, stationed at Fire Station 221 in southeast Mesa, Arizona, will reduce toxin exposure for firefighters. The truck was manufactured by E-ONE®, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc.

The addition of the truck will help support the City of Mesa’s Climate Action Plan and goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 by helping to reduce the department’s carbon footprint.

“I’m an advocate for electric vehicles—it’s a more efficient technology and shifting City vehicles from gas-powered to electric is another step we can take toward reaching our Climate Action Plan goals,” said Mayor John Giles in a statement. “We look forward to this as a study in the potential cost-savings and efficiency of electric vehicles in City operations.”

The new fire truck is equipped with lifelong batteries, emits no noise pollution, and offers greater range extension for prolonged power needs. It can pump four hose lines at 750 gallons per minute for four hours on a single charge, allowing for continuous emergency response.

Station 221 is equipped with an electrical charger capable of fully recharging the fire truck in approximately 3.5 hours. 

Funding for Mesa’s all-electric fire truck is from 2018 bonds approved by voters and the City’s General Fund.

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