Electric rapid response vehicles manned by paramedics could be heading to emergencies in West Norfolk.
Bosses are trialling two cars and one van to see how they perform.
The ambulance service has its own charging point in King’s Lynn if the vehicles are used in West Norfolk and crews will also have a special card allowing them to charge up at other sites across the region too.
Tom Abell, Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Service Trust, said: “The NHS has committed to being net-zero of carbon emissions by 2045. As a healthcare service that travels to our patients, the implications for that will be wide-ranging as our entire fleet will have to eventually move away from internal combustion engines.
“Initial trials have shown that with the right vehicles, infrastructure and systems, electric vehicles can be used without impacting on operational performance – or, most importantly, patient safety.
“We are therefore very pleased to take part in this pathfinder scheme, which will not only help us trial the latest electric vehicles but also enable us to start installing the electrical infrastructure that will ensure we are ready for the future.”