Volvo Penta will develop electric driveline for Rosenbauer fire truck
Volvo Penta signed its first agreement to design and deliver an electric driveline for an industrial OEM. This strategic partnership follows the announcement that Volvo Penta is providing the propulsion system to Gothenburg’s first all-electric ferry, and demonstrates an important step in the company’s journey to offer electrified power solutions to both the industrial and marine segments by 2021.
Volvo Penta’s partner in this latest endeavour is Rosenbauer, manufacturer of fire-service vehicles to whom Volvo Penta has already provided Stage IV/Tier 4 Final and Euro VI emissions-compliant diesel engines. The company will develop the electric driveline in Rosenbauer’s first electric fire truck, the Concept Fire Truck.
Fire truck with Volvo technology
For Volvo Penta, the project represents an opportunity further develop its electromobility platform in a demanding application. Rosenbauer, meanwhile, benefits from a Volvo technological solution for its needs. The launch of the Concept Fire Truck is going to happen in 2021.
Dieter Siegel, CEO at Rosenbauer International, said: «Emission-free driving is a key feature of our Concept Fire Truck. For this reason, I am very glad that this electric driveline, will be provided by Volvo Penta. Thus, we are going to be the lead user of proven electromobility technology, today used in Volvo buses and trucks. We have been cooperating with Volvo Penta for many years, which, as a pioneer, has started looking after pollutant reduction early and is putting a strong focus on electromobility».
Björn Ingemanson, President of Volvo Penta, added: «This partnership with Rosenbauer is the first of many as Volvo Penta expands its competence in the field, and also builds an innovative electromobility platform for the future. Every day, Volvo Penta is taking steps forward in meeting the demands for cleaner, quieter and more efficient power solutions. Both on land and at sea. We are excited to contribute to the Rosenbauer journey, bringing fire fighting trucks of the future to the market».