The West Midlands Ambulance Service has taken delivery of two Jaguar I-Pace EV ambulances which will start work immediately as Rapid Response Vehicles
Two Jaguar I-Pace EVs have been converted into Rapid Response Vehicles for use by the West Midlands Ambulance Service.
The vehicles have already begun work with the service as part of plans to electrify its fleet.
Ambulance conversion specialist VCS carried out the work: the firm describes the two I-Pace as entirely bespoke and optimised to the West Midlands Ambulance Services’ needs.
Bosses say the I-Pace makes an ideal EV ambulance Rapid Response Vehicle thanks to its 0-62mph time of 4.8 seconds and range of up to 292 miles.
Importantly, 78 miles of range can be added in 15 minutes when using an ultra-fast public charger.
“We’re looking forward to seeing these first two vehicles being put through their paces by West Midlands Ambulance Service,” said VCS MD Mark Kerrigan.
The company has already launched a pure EV dual-crew ambulance and says the Rapid Response Vehicle “was the logical next step”.
Work on EVs has been stepped up as ambulance services across the UK now look to electrify their fleets.