Two Quebec, Canada, based companies, Demers Ambulances and Lion Electric, have unveiled the world’s first all-electric and purpose-built ambulance, according to a press release. The eFX ambulance project received support from the Government of Quebec though the Mobel heavy-duty vehicle mobilisation project, and the Government of Canada’s National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).
Although the Canadian project may be the world’s first purpose-built electric ambulance, other manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz AG-in partnership with Ambulanz Mobile GmbH & Co. KG (Germany); Lightning eMotors & REV Group, Inc (USA); Ford Motor Company & Venari Group UK (UK); and VSC Ltd (UK) have started to develop and offer electric emergency ambulances to healthcare providers.
Demers and Lion press release: https://bit.ly/2XUm0Es
Image: Alf van Beem, Sapeurs-Pompiers Moselle, vehicule de secours et d’Assistance aux Victimes at night in Metz, France, CC0 1.0 https://bit.ly/2ZB9UR1