Rosenbauer reveals extinguisher for battery fires
The Austrian-based international fire department supplier Rosenbauer has presented a new extinguishing system for burning traction batteries in electric vehicles. Also in Austria, a study has been published on electric vehicles fires in Austrian road tunnels.
Rosenbauer & Volvo release all-electric fire truck
Austria’s Rosenbauer presents the first all-electric fire engine based on a series chassis as the development builds on Volvo’s FL Electric also known from city logistics. The new truck allows flexible use, says Rosenbauer, not “only” firefighting.
Amsterdam conducting tests for hybrid fire trucks
Over the next two years, Rosenbauer and the Amsterdam fire brigade intend to test a pre-series vehicle based on the Concept Fire Truck (CFT) in everyday use. After an implementation phase, the vehicle is to be delivered at the end of 2020.
Rosenbauer takes concept fire truck to Australia
Rosenbauer, that supplies firefighters of Austria and Berlin already, is going Down Under to develop a plug-in hybrid vehicle for first responders in Canberra, Australia. Rosenbauer and the government of Australia’s Capital Territory (ACT) will be working together for two years.
Kreisel shows off electric firetruck in action
The Austrian firm Kreisel Electric has developed the first fully functional firetruck with an electric motor, in conjunction with Rosenbauer and Linz AG. The initiative began two years ago under the orders of the firefighting supplier Linz AG.
Magna, GF Automotive, Lion E-Mobility, Rosenbauer.
Lightweight frame for e-trucks: Magna will bring a 35 percent lighter frame for commercial vehicles to the IAA. The V4.0 can hold up to three modular battery packs and also offers protected space to install electric motors. The idea is to keep the structure light and space for load clear.
springerprofessional.de (in German)
77m euro order for hybrid components: GF Automotive has received an order from a French car manufacturer for the battery housing of a new hybrid vehicle. Made from aluminum with an integrated cooling system, it will be made in Germany from 2019. The contract is worth 77m euros.
Lion E-Mobility’s largest order to date is from Kreisel Electric. LION Smart has been selected to equip Kreisel Electric’s home storage unit Mavero with the battery management system. A seven-figure sum will be paid over a period of two years.
Concept Fire Truck: Austrian Rosenbauer presented its vision of a firefighters’ vehicle. The Concept Fire Truck (CFT) is a compact hybrid vehicle with an electric motor in each wheel. Its ingenuity lies in ergonomics designed to enable fewer and ageing firefighters to still fulfil their tasks.
feuerwehr-ub.de (in German)