St. Paul, Minn., plans to buy a $1.8 million electric vehicle fire truck ready by 2025, Mayor Melvin Carter and Fire Chief Butch Inks said.
..uh oh…mayor Melvin.
“We’re excited to be the first in the state to invest in this state-of-the-art fire truck,” Carter said in a statement. “It brings us all the critical green energy benefits of an electric vehicle, while meeting the high safety and efficiency standards we have for all our fire equipment.”
The RTX is a range-extended electric vehicle, an all-electric drivetrain and pump with a diesel energy backup system.
It’s so state of the art it needs a diesel engine backup?
the vehicle can rapidly recharge from 75% back to full battery capacity in about 20-25 minutes
The RTX aligns with the St. Paul’s climate action and resilience plan to achieve carbon neutrality in city operations by 2030 and citywide by 2050.
“The Rosenbauer RTX is the fire truck of the future.”