LA just got America's first electrified, tech-packed fire truck

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This article was originally published by Martin Banks onClean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines.

Another niche filled by an electric version

Electric cars, trucks and buses are slowly making their way onto roads. There have been more than 7.2 million electric vehicle sales to date. As technology advances, there will be even more. Hybrid and fully electric vehicles are already available for a variety of commercial and personal uses.

However, it wasn't until recently that innovators began to apply electric technology to emergency vehicles. Now, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is showing off North America's first electric fire engine from Austria-based Rosenbauer Group.

Making history

The "Revolutionary Technology" (RT) concept fire truck first became a reality last year, when the LAFD purchased the truck for $1.2 million. Now, the fully…
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