Published on November 2nd, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen0
Fighting Fires In Paris With The Renault Twizy
November 2nd, 2012 by Charis Michelsen
Renault’s super cute little city car, the Twizy, has a lot of different variations. Last week, the company rolled out a more altruistic version — the emergency support Twizy.
The prototype emergency support vehicle was given to the Paris firefighter brigade (dovetailing nicely with Renault’s previous installation of EV charging stations); with fire extinguishers, oxygen tanks, a fire suit, a helmet, and a first aid kit in place of a rear seat. The firefighter brigade gets to test and play around with it for eight months, while figuring out if EVs are a practical investment for their line of work.
According to Renault safety officer Claire Boulanger:
“This initial prototype is real-life proof of the research and development work carried out together with the emergency services, demonstrating Renault’s ability and determination to innovate to meet the needs of firefighters.”
Head on over to Autoblog Green via the links below for the press release and the full story!
Source: Autoblog Green
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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