Madison introduces first electric fire truck in North America

The city of Madison has unveiled the first-ever electric vehicle for municipal use from Appleton-based Pierce Manufacturing and Oshkosh Airport Products, according to a release from Pierce. The first Pierce Volterra zero-emissions pumper has been placed in service with the Madison Fire Department at Fire Station 8. In partnership with the Madison Fire Department, Pierce will continue the final development, evaluation, and on-highway certification process for the vehicle.