Hydrogen-fuelled fire engines could be a near-term reality in the UK.
Pushing this vision forward, ULEMCo today (August 12) said it has joined forces with Oxfordshire Country Council and its Fire and Rescue Service to design a fuel cell electric powertrain for such innovations.
Working under the project name HySPERT, the consortium will soon access the specific duty cycles needed for emergency service vehicles that need 24/7 readiness and energy to run for four to 40 hours continuously.
ULEMCo will then design an optimised fuel cell electric powertrain for the Fire and Rescue Service, with the key output being a full specification and detailed engineered design for a prototype vehicle.
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