Hydrogen-powered ambulance to hit London roads this autumn

The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) could have a hydrogen-powered ambulance on the roads by autumn this year.

ULEMCo today (10th Feb) shared news of the project stating it has finalised designs of the vehicle and is now progressing to the prototype build stage.

The prototype stage incorporates a hydrogen fuel cell range extender with an electric drive, low frame chassis and bespoke lightweight ambulance body designed and manufactured by Woodall Nicholson Group’s Mellor, Promech Technologies and VCS Limited.

Working with ULEMCo and LAS are Lyra Electronics who bring specialist DC-DC electronics capability, and Ocado who hold experience of light-weighting and experience of the practical use of electric vehicles.

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