Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) Fire & Emergency segment, including Oshkosh Airport Products, Pierce Manufacturing and Frontline Communications, has announced the revolutionary 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.’
Based on Oshkosh proprietary technology, the new Striker Volterra performance Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) has been developed to meet the growing emergency response and environmentally-conscious needs among airports of all sizes.
Available on the 4×4 and 6×6 chassis platforms, the Striker Volterra performance hybrid delivers unmatched chassis performance, advanced safety systems, innovative fire suppression technology, and unsurpassed reliability and durability.
‘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.’
To learn more about Oshkosh Airport Products, the revolutionary Striker Volterra hybrid electric vehicle, and the upcoming US showcase, visit www.oshkoshairport.com