South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, (SECAmb), is to trial three fully-electric vehicles as part of its plans to reduce carbon emissions and introduce zero-emission vehicles on to its fleet.

The trial, part of NHS England’s Zero Emission Electric Vehicle (ZEEV) Pathfinder project, will see SECAmb receive funding to take delivery of three Mercedes-Benz e-Vito vehicles after they are converted to the trust’s specifications later this year.

The Single Responder Vehicles (SRVs) will initially be based out of three trust sites where heavy-duty vehicle chargers are installed – Polegate, Thanet and Gatwick. The chargers will be able to charge the vehicles in as little as 30 minutes.

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