NHS England is set to trial hydrogen-powered ambulances, as it works with ambulance trusts across the country to develop an operational plan to roll-out the zero-emissions vehicles.
An ambulance developed by UK-based ULEMCo will be the vehicle in focus here. Equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell in the powertrain, the ambulances boast an up to 300-mile range and quick refuelling times.
Currently, the ambulance is on show at COP26, but once the summit draws to an end, the vehicle will be trialled in London by the London Ambulance Service who will be able to gain access to public hydrogen stations in the capital.
On the trials, a Greener NHS spokesperson said, “With further investment and infrastructure, it is hoped that zero emissions ambulances could be deployed throughout the NHS.”
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