NHS Lothian spends £525,000 on new electric vehicles
NHS Lothian in Scotland has invested over half a million pounds into its electric fleet. £525,000 recently bought the National Health Service in Lothian 58 electric vehicles and 46 charging stations and brought up fleet electrification to 25 per cent.
NHS develops electric ambulances with Ford
The British National Health Service (NHS) is planning to purchase a fleet of fully electric ambulances. For this purpose, the NHS will cooperate with Ford and the Venari Group to develop a corresponding vehicle based on the Ford Transit.
Zerro: First hydrogen ambulance with fuel cell REx
The first hydrogen ambulance will come to London later this year built by conversion specialist Ulemco. Named Zerro (short for Zero Emission Rapid Response Operations), Ulemco teams up with Lyra Electronics, Ocado and Promech Technologies for realising the fuel-cell-range-extended EV.
Carmakers to step up to help combat Coronavirus
To help combat the spread of Covid-19, BYD says it is now among the world’s largest manufacturers of medical face masks and disinfectants after retooling a plant in China. Meanwhile, the British government is asking carmakers to turn to make respirators.
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The world’s first electric double decker will go into service in London this autumn. Up to five of this new BYD model will serve on line 16 in the British capital and join another eight single deckers already in service. Furthermore, line 312 will become London’s first all-electric bus line later this year.
Urban decarbonisation: Amsterdam, Lima, Catalonia (Barcelona) and Rome signed the Global Clean Bus Declaration in London, promising to decarbonise public transport until 2020. The number of signatories thus grows to 24. Bus manufacturers like BYD and Daimler as well as the World Bank also take part in the initiative.
Tesla tease: The Californian carmaker has published a clip announcing the European Supercharger Rally that will see Model S drivers from all over Europe heading to Amsterdam, while charging on the way. The rally will run from the 2nd to the 4th of July. Join, if you are in for a trip on short notice.
NHS switched on: The National Health Service in Scottish Fife introduced two Nissan e-NV200 Electric Vehicles, which will be operated from hospitals. The lease is funded through the ‘Switched on Fleets’ initiative run by Transport Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.