Rosenbaur RTX Electric Fire Truck
This isn’t a fire truck redesign, it’s a reinvention. Every square inch reimagined. Safety. Maneuverability. Agility. Power. The RTX is as much an ergonomic extension of the fire fighter as it is a truck. And while others are bringing electric vehicles into the industry, they’re not bringing this. This is the leader. The high-water mark. And this changes everything. A nearly silent operation but generating a buzz reverberating around the world. The mission was sustainability of people, property and planet. The result is the ultimate firefighting machine.
Innovations that speak for themselves
Rosenbauer designed the RTX from scratch as a pure fire-fighting vehicle. This enabled the groundbreaking innovations that make it the most modern emergency vehicle in the world.
Driving dynamics and agility
With a vastly improved turning radius, high torque, and its low center of gravity; the RTX isn’t just an exchange from the combustion engine to an electric one. It’s a completely new drive concept that is revolutionizing the architecture of the rescue pumper firefighting vehicle, with numerous positive effects.
CO2 reduction and sustainability
The RTX's electric drive is not only powerful, but also emission-free. The batteries ensure that no fuel has to be burned while driving. Additionally the plastics used in the RTX are made from advanced materials for extreme durability, but also making them easier to recycle for sustainability reasons.
Network, connectivity and digitisation
The coordination of operations is a complex undertaking. The RTX is where all threads come together using state-of-the-art hardware and revolutionary software. As a result, the emergency crews are optimally informed and equipped for tasks unrelated to firefighting.
Adapting & Advancing
The RT pushed Volvo Penta's electric drivelines to new heights. Unlike other Volvo Group EVs that might have two or sometimes three electric machines, the RT required four to do its job. All four electric machines have to be able to run simultaneously – two for propulsion, one for the range extender to provide extra battery power, and one for electric power takeoff, if fire-fighters want to rotate the foam pump for example. To achieve this, the Volvo Penta engineers created a system that is completely cutting edge in terms of Volvo Group technology.
Due to the required compact dimensions of a city fire truck, Volvo Penta created a new Active Cooling Unit (ACU). This component was developed in part collaboration with Rosenbauer. The new ACU draws on a 600V system – instead of the conventional 24V – this extra power allows Volvo Penta to not only cool the batteries but also offer cooling capacity to the Rosenbauer vehicle. This is one way Volvo Penta has optimized the design and adapted the complete electric driveline system for a specific vehicle, considering the exact application, usage, climate, and environment it will operate in.
|SEATING CONFIGURATION||Up to 7 seats|
|DRIVING PERFORMANCE||360 kW peak / 260 kW continuous | Equivalent to 490 HP/350 HP|
|DRIVETRAIN||All Wheel Drive | Dual Electric Motor|
|BATTERY CAPACITY||2, Volvo Penta Batteries totaling 132 kWh of power|
|AUXILIARY POWER BACKUP SYSTEM||3.0 Liter 300HP 6 Cylinder BMW Clean Diesel Engine|
EBS - Electronic Braking System
• ABS - Automatic Braking System
ESC - Electronic Stability Control
ADM - Automatic Drive Management
|BRAKE SYSTEM||4 stage Electronic Regenerative Braking and 17" Disc Brakes|
|SUSPENSION SYSTEM||Hendrickson Adjustable Air Suspension with 4 Modes|
|ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION GROUND CLEARANCES||
• 7" | Operation Mode
• 10" | Driving Mode
• 14" | Off Road Mode
• 19" | Wading Mode
|STEERING||Standard or All Wheel Steering (Countersteering and Crab Steering)|
|MIRRORS||Wing mirrors or Electronic|
|WATER TANK||500 - 750 Gallons|
|PUMP CAPACITY||750 - 1500 GPM Normal or Normal / High Pressure Pumps|
|PUMP DRIVE||Electric or by Auxiliary Power Backup System|
|HOSEBED CAPACITY||Up to 1000' 5" hose and up to 1000' of 2.5" hose|
• (2) Crosslays with 200' of 1.75" hose in body
• Optional Front Bumper preconnect
|GROUND LADDERS||Standard NFPA Pumper Compliment with Slide-In Body Storage Compartment|