A chief’s car or battalion commander's vehicle, unless it needs to haul an inordinate amount of support equipment, is not a first responder vehicle. As such it doesn't need to be as powerful, or heavy duty as a first responder vehicle.hyperion said:I would really hope that any emergency responce vehicle in my town would be an SUV with a V8 under the hood and not a compact hybrid! That's just a personal opinion however.
Hyperion, from reading ml's posts, it appears he would be using his own vehicle. If that's the case, there is no tax burden.hyperion said:But would the taxpayers in your district like paying the additional tab just to have a hybrid. You sure won't be saving any tax dollars.
With an 800 watt load, the ICE will run for about 2-3 minutes out of every 15 minutes according to Richard Factor's test data. It would take a lot of lights and radios to make an 800 watts continuous load (58a @ 13.8v). Of course, that amount of load would have to be taken directly from the 12v battery, not the accessory outlets.DanMan32 said:Note though, the car only runs the ICE as needed, so you can keep it in READY for long periods of time without waste of fuel.