E-ONE gets first confirmed order for an all-electric fire truck

The Mesa (Ariz.) Fire Department will receive the Vector, which reportedly has the industry’s longest electric pumping duration

By Leila Merrill

OCALA, Fla. — E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group, recently announced that it will build an all-electric fire truck for the Mesa Fire and Medical Department of Mesa, Ariz.

This is the first confirmed order for the customizable Vector truck, which the company introduced in August. The Vector reportedly has the industry’s longest electric pumping duration, “using 316 kilowatts of total battery power which enables the truck to pump at 750 GPM through four hose lines for four hours on a single charge,” the company said.

E-ONE  introduced the Vector in August.
E-ONE introduced the Vector in August. (Photo/E-ONE)

The Vector’s additional features include a low battery placement, which is designed to offer a safer, lower center of gravity, and a 400 kw (536 HP) electric drive motor with regenerative braking.

The truck has several optional features including an upgraded air conditioning system and a range extender for emergency backup power.

“In developing the Vector, we worked closely with our customers to identify their product needs,” said Mike Virnig, vice president of sales for the REV Fire Group. “We are excited to partner with Mesa in protecting both their community and the environment and look forward to delivering the first of these revolutionary EV fire trucks. The Vector is well equipped to serve the needs of Mesa firefighters and customizable for department needs across the country.” 

Mesa has a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

“I’m an advocate for electric vehicles — it’s a better technology and this is one of many steps we can take to bring us closer to our Climate Action Plan goals,” said Mayor John Giles. “We look forward to this as a study in the potential cost-savings and efficiency of electric vehicles in City operations.” 

Delivery is expected in 2022.

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