28 Oct '12, 1pm

Official: Firefighters will test Renault Twizy as emergency support vehicle in Paris

Official: Firefighters will test Renault Twizy as emergency support vehicle in Paris

On October 24 Renault is presenting the Paris firefighter brigade with the keys to a Twizy prototype adapted to firefighters' needs. The Twizy prototype was co-developed by Renault, Renault Tech, the company's vehicle conversion subsidiary, and the Paris firefighter brigade. The special model was designed for early interventions ahead of the arrival of more consequential lifesaving equipment. The rear seat has been replaced by a trunk used to store emergency response equipment, i.e. two fire extinguishers, two oxygen tanks, a fire suit, a helmet and a first-aid kit. Tests of the prototype will begin in November for an eight-month period, the aim being to use Twizy as a support vehicle in Paris and its immediate suburbs and when setting up temporary safety installations (for major public events, July 14, New Year's Eve, etc.). The Paris firefighter brigade is reviewing the ...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/10/28/firefighters-will-te...

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