Three new electric rapid response vehicles are joining the East of England Ambulance Service fleet as part of a bid to go greener.
It has got £250,000 to pay for two Skoda electric all-wheel drive cars and an electric Vauxhall van plus their conversion into emergency vehicles and the charging equipment for them at a number of sites including King’s Lynn.
The cash is part of a national scheme encouraging ambulance trusts to try out greener vehicles.
Tom Abell, Ambulance trust chief executive, said: “The NHS has committed to being net-zero of carbon emissions by 2045 – five years ahead of the UK’s nationally set target. It is vital that we understand how this modern technology can help to improve our response times to patients and deliver cost savings over the longer term.
“We are therefore very pleased to take part in this pilot, which will not only help us trial the latest electric vehicles, but also enable us to start installing the electrical infrastructure that will enable us to be ready for the future.”