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All-electric Vector fire truck to be part of fleet at Daytona International Speedway

Three other REV Fire pumpers will also be on hand for races this year


The zero-emission Vector fire truck has a low battery cell placement and is said to come with 327 kilowatt-hours of proven automotive-grade batteries.

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By Leila Merrill

OCALA, Fla. — REV Fire Group announced last week that its all-electric Vector fire truck is one of four REV Fire pumpers that will be part of the firefighting fleet used at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) in Florida this year.

The Vector and the other REV Fire Group apparatus will be used at the Daytona 500, the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

The REV-Daytona exclusive partnership is in its second year.

A press release from REV Group noted that the zero-emission and zero-greenhouse gas Vector fire apparatus aligns with DIS sustainability initiatives.

“We are excited to provide the all-electric Vector for our Florida neighbor, Daytona International Speedway, to protect its employees, NASCAR drivers and the many fans and spectators who attend ‘The Great American Race’ and other events,” said Mike Virnig, vice president of the REV Fire Group, which is headquartered in Ocala, Florida. “Vector also protects the environment, making this a perfect collaboration with DIS and NASCAR and their many green initiatives designed to reduce the track and sport’s carbon footprint and promote sustainability.”

The first confirmed order for the customizable Vector truck was for the Mesa (Arizona) Fire and Medical Department in 2021.