Jaguar EVs Get Blue Lights

Tue 30th Mar 2021

Accident and Emergency services in the West Midlands could be arriving at incidents in superfast time following the arrival of two all-electric Jaguar I-Pace cars in the Ambulance Service fleet.

The I-Paces will certainly be able to respond quicker, with a 0-62mph in under five seconds, however it is the the vehicle’s green credentials which have been the big draw for the West Midlands Ambulance Service, with a commitment to being more environmentally friendly.

The I-paces have been especially adapted and equipped for emergency action by VCS of Bradford, the specialist company also were responsible for the first fully electric ambulance which was launched by the trust in October of last year. The company use aircraft design technology and techniques to produce the most hi-tech and lightweight vehicles, to allow for the additional emergency equipment and tech to be safely added to the emergency service vehicles.

“West Midlands Ambulance Service has been at the forefront of developing ambulance technology and operating a modern fleet for the last ten years,” said WMAS chief executive Anthony Marsh.

“Working with industry specialists like VCS, we have used aircraft-style technology and design to create the most hi-tech and lightest vehicles in the country.

“This has continually reduced our impact on the environment by lowering our CO2 levels and ensured that patients receive the highest standards of safety and comfort.

“With an all-electric ambulance already in our fleet, which was launched last year, it’s hugely exciting to now have two fully electric response cars to add to our operational vehicles in Birmingham.”