Fast Charger from MGE Powers City’s First Electric Fire Truck
Our utility subsidiary, Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), partnered with the City of Madison Fire Department to enable charging for the department’s first electric fire truck. The fire engine, manufactured by Pierce Manufacturing based in Appleton, Wis., was unveiled at a news conference in early June. The truck operates out of Fire Station 8 on the city of Madison’s east side. Watch the brief video from the news conference to hear more about the fire department’s new addition.
MGE has an ongoing partnership with the City of Madison to advance sustainable transportation. MGE worked with Madison Metro Transit to help secure a federal grant for the City’s first three electric buses and installed charging infrastructure to power the buses, which have zero tailpipe emissions. In addition to low or no emissions, electric vehicles have lower maintenance costs.
Advancing electric transportation, powered by an increasingly cleaner electric grid, is key to creating a more sustainable future for our community and for our planet. MGE also is partnering with the City on an 8-megawatt solar array to help power City operations with locally generated, cost-effective clean energy. Construction of the array will begin this summer.