Hybrid Ambulance Car to be trialled by region's Ambulance Service

The Hybrid Vauxhall Ampera

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust will be trialling a low emission hybrid electric vehicle over the next few months as part of its emergency fleet in the York area.

The Vauxhall Ampera car will operate as a rapid response vehicle responding to emergencies in the city to see how hybrid electric vehicles might be incorporated into the Trust’s 900 vehicle fleet in the future.

Its electric transmission is backed up by a petrol engine which boosts the car’s mileage range.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service is the first ambulance service in the country to run a long-term trial of a low emission vehicle as part of its fleet. It's working closely with York City Council, which will provide power points across the city.