Contra Costa County Fire Protection District took delivery of two Rivian R1T pickups.
Also does a good job illustrating the dynamic nature of the color. They look like two different paint colors parked mere feet apart. It all comes down to the angle of light.
I hope they add decals, lighting package and all the usual first responder stuff. Would be cool seeing them fly by with full lights and sirens on.
I was thinking the same. If I was a taxpayer in that area I would be a little upset. I'm sure there will be additional expenses for adding equipment even for just chief vehicles (or training/fire prevention as they state).
they may looking for to save very good amount of money in GAS... as GAS price is very high in that area... ($6 per Gal). they may be spending at least 100 to 150 Gal per month and cost of gas will cover cost of the truck...
Or if they ordered it from the onset w/ pre-price hike pricing - or got it in part as a charitable contribution from Rivian, etc.they may looking for to save very good amount of money in GAS... as GAS price is very high in that area... ($6 per Gal).
You're making a lot of assumptions. First is that they're paying $100k each. Mine was $73k, and I had to pay 10% tax on top of that so a little over $80k. And the fire department is exempt from sales tax, so their total cost is more like $150k. And it's likely that they got some deal from Rivian. At minimum, you over-estimated by like 30%.
I've seen no-drill light bars with suction cups or magnets to keep it secured.I would be interested to see if/how they mount emergency lights. The physical mounting (I'm guessing no roof mounts..) and how they tie into the 12v electrical system and how they install control switches in the cab.