The British city of London has acquired a generous fleet of 52 BMW i3 which will be destined entirely to the fire department of the city. Can seem something strange that a body of fire use a car of reduced dimensions as the BMW i3, but their work not always are intended to turn off fires and to rescues, by what the utilitarian urban is used for other tasks.
As said, them firefighters have other functions as, for example, perform inspections in buildings that is are in bad state, attend to meetings, visits to the town hall or open step to them large trucks of extinction of fire. Some functions that the BMW i3 will be capable of comply amply.
These 52 vehicles by the German firm are clearly identified as the fire brigade vehicles thanks to its yellow and red colours and rotating lights, also incorporating the different systems of internal station and sirens. They come to replace the old fleet of London City consisting of 60 Vauxhall (Opel) Astra with diesel engine that used so far, to reducing pollution of the city. According to seems, these vehicles will remain at the service of the body during the next five years. The BMW i3 acquired have with them generators of gasoline that increase the range of autonomy of those vehicles, since not is could allow a short autonomy.
London Fire Commissioner, Ron Dobson, declared: “Am proud of that Brigade is leading the movement from diesel to electric, which will make an improvement in the air quality for Londoners”. Also added that perhaps in a future also are the first Brigade of firemen in have of a fleet of trucks of firefighters electric. It would not be surprising, even more so with the hardness that is trying to London to the most polluting cars in the downtown area of the city.