Livonia’s Roush CleanTech and New Jersey’s First Priority Group have announced a partnership to create electric emergency and specialty vehicles. The companies plan on deploying a pilot in 2022 with commercial production scheduled to begin in 2023.
“Roush CleanTech and First Priority Group share the same goals of reducing costs for specialized fleets and creating heathier communities in the areas they operate,” says Todd Mouw, president of Roush CleanTech. “This partnership is a natural fit for two innovative companies that are leading the emergency response vehicle industry toward clean transportation solutions.”
Roush launched an all-electric Ford F-650 truck chassis last year and has deployed more than 37,000 clean technology vehicles since 2010.
First Priority has deployed thousands of emergency and specialized vehicles across the country. The company recently launched FPG Electrified, a new division focused on electrification of light- and medium-duty emergency and specialty vehicles and products.
With Roush’s battery electric vehicles, the only service required is coolant. The batteries can charge unattended, and electric vehicles don’t emit pollutants or harmful emissions.
Roush develops propane Autogas and electric propulsion technology for medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles and school buses.
First Priority was established in 1998 and is a manufacturer and dealer of emergency and specialty vehicles. Its conversion division upfits emergency command and specialty vehicles, providing custom solutions to law enforcement, emergency, and commercial customers throughout the U.S.