The future of emergency services? The electric ambulance unveiled

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Technology and connectivity partner, Excelerate Technology, has announced that it has been appointed to provide hybrid connectivity systems on the “world’s first all-electric ambulance”.

The ambulance, which is designed for a range of up to 1,000 miles, and capable – it is claimed – of reaching speeds of almost 100 mph, will also feature technology such as voice and data connectivity systems.

The ambulance was also fitted with Excell’s Excell antenna, used to optimize 4G and cellular connectivity.

The prototype is set to be showcased at the Ambulance Leadership Forum taking place on the 6th and 7th of this month in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

A feature that makes the vehicle design particularly unique is the vehicle’s dual rear axles, which effectively creates a removable trailer – due to the rear frame section being separate from the main ambulance – which fits over the main frame. .

As for the power source, the vehicle’s batteries are located in the depth of the trailer, housing the capacity equal to an Audi E-tron. The remaining batteries are equal to three Audi E-tron batteries and are located in the main ambulance frame below ground level. In total, the total weight of the vehicle is just under 4.25 tons, which means that it can be legally driven on the roads without an HGV C1 license.

Bethan Evans, Chief Operating Officer at Excelerate Technology, said: “We are delighted to have been named a supplier by INTEGRO-E for this highly innovative ambulance, which brings together the best of resilient connectivity with the design and manufacture of space-age vehicles, which promises to revolutionize the way paramedic care is delivered to improve the patient journey, patient experience and, most importantly, patient outcomes.

The objective of this prototype is to call the INTEGRO-E a “connected ambulance”, by making it a teleconsultation room where paramedics can remotely access medical files via a secure connection to the Health and Social Network. At the same time, the technology allows paramedics to contact specialist clinicians to access patient conditions, which will enable them to provide treatment on the way to hospitals and medical centers, which includes live video feeds over a network. dedicated and secure.

Speaking of vendors, David Dunn, Co-Chief Executive of International Ambulances, said: “There is no better organization, whether within blue light or the open market, to deliver resilient connectivity solutions than ‘Excelerate Technology, and that’s why we wanted them as our exclusive. connectivity partners.

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