Germany-based Magirus GmbH has unveiled what it says is the world’s first compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered firefighting vehicle, the (H)LF 10.
Magirus, the global firefighting brand of CNH Industrial N.V., says the new vehicle represents the next step in the implementation of the company’s long-term strategy to produce a comprehensive range of reliable, environmentally friendly firefighting vehicles – a strategy that first bore fruit in 2018 with the introduction of the first fully electric Magirus fire engine.
The (H)LF 10, built on an Iveco Eurocargo Natural Power 4×2 chassis, has a capacity of 420 liters and a fully automatic Allison torque converter transmission. It has a range of up to 300 kilometers or a pump operation of up to four hours.
For further sustainability, additional heating for the crew compartment is powered by natural gas, and the vehicle features a hydrogen-powered hybrid power generator, as well as battery-powered fans and rescue devices.