Modine helps keep electric fire truck cool

By Mike Brezonick21 March 2023

Modine Manufacturing Co., a global supplier of in thermal management technology and solutions, announced an expansion of its partnership with REV Group, Inc. and its fire apparatus manufacturing brands E-One, KME, Ferrara and Spartan Emergency Response. As part of the expansion, Modine will supply its EVantage thermal management systems for the Vector, what REV called the first North American-style all-electric fire truck.

REV Vector Modine is supplying its EVantage thermal management technology to REV for its all-electric Vector fire truck. (Photo: REV)

Each Vector fire truck will be equipped with the complete suite of Modine thermal management systems, including the EVantage Battery Thermal Management System (BTMS), Electronics Cooling Package (ECP), and cabin heating and cooling circuits. These systems work together seamlessly to maintain optimal battery temperature, efficiently cool power electronics, and ensure passenger comfort in the cab, respectively.

“Strategic partnerships like the one with Modine help us minimize the environmental impact of our products by accelerating the use of alternative energy in the firefighting industry and do so with reliable and cost-effective solutions for our customers,” said Roger Lackore, senior director of Product Development at the REV Fire Group. “Modine’s technology is a valuable asset for the all-electric Vector, and we are proud to have them as a partner as we deliver the next generation of specialty vehicles for the customers and communities we serve.”

The all-electric Vector was introduced by REV Group in August 2021 to build on its commitment to green, energy-efficient technology. Equipped with 327 kWh of automotive-grade batteries, the truck provides a long electric pumping duration.

“As the demand for energy-efficient and sustainable vehicles continues to grow, our partnership with REV Group represents a significant opportunity to reduce tailpipe emissions in the firefighting industry while ensuring reliable operation of fire and emergency vehicles,” said Gina Maria Bonini, vice president and general manager of Advanced Thermal Systems at Modine. “We worked closely with the REV team to gain a deep understanding of their customers’ needs and tailored our solutions to meet them. We are thrilled to continue cultivating our relationship as we supply REV Group fire trucks with our advanced thermal technology.”

Modine produces complete EV thermal management systems designed to keep battery, traction motor, and power electronics temperatures within optimal temperature ranges under all operating conditions. With the EVantage suite of thermal management products, Modine provides standard and purpose-built solutions that meet the needs of a wide range of applications, including those in the commercial and specialty vehicle markets.

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