Flux Mobility to build eight electric vehicles for Basel fire brigade

Flux Mobility, a Swiss developer of light electric commercial vehicles, has received an order from the Basel professional fire brigade to supply eight electric vans and emergency vehicles. The fire brigade had a Flux vehicle in its fleet for intensive testing beforehand.

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In mid-August 2023, Flux Mobility handed over the first fully electric all-wheel drive vehicle to the Basel professional fire brigade for an intensive test phase under real-life conditions. The vehicle was a special vehicle for rescues from heights and depths – and it proved to be a winner. The Winterthur-based company has now secured the order for eight further all-electric fire service vehicles, which will be equipped with different specifications.

Flux presented itself as a new player in the industry in May 2023 with an electric transporter based on the MAN eTGE. Underneath the familiar bodywork is a modular platform concept. On its website, the company, which was founded in April 2021, states that the all-wheel drive vehicle has a maximum output of 190 kW and a battery capacity of 112 kWh. The “real range” is stated as 320 kilometres. The Swiss company puts the charging capacity at 22 kW AC and 100 kW DC, the payload at up to 2,500 kilograms and the towing capacity at up to 3,500 kilograms. There is also a choice of ePTOs with 12 or 50 kW and an AC output with 2 or 6 kW power.

The specifications of the eight electric vehicles for the Basel professional fire brigade will be within the framework outlined. Flux states that the customised solutions will enable the switch to emission-free mobility while ensuring the safety and functionality of the fire service fleet. The fire service vehicles were developed “in close collaboration with the bodybuilder Tony Brändle AG and the customer”.

According to Patrick Sumi, project manager at the Basel professional fire brigade, the Flux vehicles have passed all tests in recent months and have been able to impress even more thanks to the option of direct power supply. “Such functions can be a great relief for the task forces, especially in operations with long downtimes. The Flux teams provided us with close support throughout the entire test phase, enabling us to further adapt and optimize the vehicles to our needs beyond the test phase.”

Severin Ganz, Marketing and Sales Manager at Flux Mobility, added: “When developing new technologies and drive concepts, good cooperation between the various project partners is key. The result confirms that together we were able to find an optimal solution for the customer.”



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