Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency segment, including Oshkosh Airport Products, Pierce Manufacturing, and Frontline Communications, announced today it has introduced the Volterra platform of electric vehicles for the fire and emergency market.
In recent years, airports worldwide have made green initiatives an integral priority, compelling fire departments to seek environmentally-conscious fire apparatus that reduce emissions, minimize fuel consumption, and produce less noise.
“Category leading innovations, grounded with direct input from our customers, is a hallmark of each of the brands in the Oshkosh Fire & Emergency Segment. It’s all about serving the needs of first responders,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh corporation executive vice president and president of Fire & Emergency.
“Our electric vehicles designed around Oshkosh proprietary and patented technology will provide the environmental benefits fire departments request, without having to compromise on the leading-edge operational performance, functionality, safety attributes, customization, and the traditional configurations and styling customers expect from our fire apparatus.”
Striker Volterra 6×6 Vehicle Configuration:
- Modular cab design
-Center steer driving position
-Industry-leading forward visibility
-Ergonomic control placement
- Seating capacity: 5
- TAK-4® all-wheel independent suspension
- 50’ (15.2 m) Snozzle® HRET with Oshkosh® K-Factor™ piercing tip alignment system
- 3,170 Gallon (12,000 Liter) water tank
- 444 Gallon (1,680 Liter) foam tank
- 2000 GPM (7,570 LPM) water pump
- 550 lb (225 kg) dry chemical powder system
- Scania DC13 engine
- Oshkosh power divider
In addition to Oshkosh Airport Products introduction of the Striker Volterra hybrid electric vehicle, Pierce has placed its first Volterra zero-emissions pumper in service with the City of Madison, Wisconsin Fire Department’s Station 8, making it the first electric fire truck in service in North America.
City of Madison’s Pierce Volterra Electric Vehicle Configuration:
- Enforcer™ custom chassis
- Expanded occupant space and visibility
- Seating capacity: 6
- GVWR: 42,000 lb
- TAK-4® Independent Front Suspension
- 1500 GPM single stage pump
- 500 Gallon water tank
- Compartmentation: 150 cu ft plus ladder storage
- Hose capacity: 1000’ of 5” / 850’ of 2.5”
- 155 kW hour battery pack to meet the City of Madison’s daily duty cycle
“Oshkosh has been developing electric drives and vehicles for over 25 years, which will continue to be a critical part of our Fire & Emergency Segment’s vision for a more sustainable future,” said Johnson.
“Our Volterra platform of electric vehicles reduces emissions, supports lowering total cost of ownership, and increases performance for first responders.
“We look forward to introducing the vehicles to fire departments around the world and will closely monitor operator feedback and opportunities for further vehicle enhancements.”