Charlotte to purchase electric fire truck, build one of the first all-electric stations (WSOC-TV)

The future home of Station 30 is going to be electric and more than just in looks.

The city of Charlotte’s budget includes funding to build a new Station 30 in southwest Charlotte.

The newly constructed fire facility will be on Beam Road and will be “all electric,” complete with the city’s first electric fire truck.

Sustain Charlotte’s Meg Fencil said the city will ensure whatever truck is purchased is capable of serving the Station 30 area. She calls electric fire trucks the future.

“It was sort of in the realm of science fiction a while ago, but the technology has really improved,” she said. “It’s really important that that Charlotte invest in these innovative solutions.”

Watch the full WSOC TV segment.