That comes as small more electric cars on Danish roads, and now, Falck has followed suit and sent an emergency vehicle driven by electricity at the street.
In the first place the technology is tested in a converted Tesla, which will serve as the lægebil in the Region of southern denmark, but not run with the patients.
In the longer term is envisaged that a large part of the general ambulances also must be electric powered.
Falck is in parallel started to develop a regular ambulance, which runs on electricity, but do not have any exact time frame when the hit the Danish roads, says ceo Jacob Riis.
- It is difficult to say when it exactly happens. It requires that we create a solution that is robust, and there must be a clear picture of the economy, says Jakob Riis.
- It is going to last over a longer number of years, but I think that we over the next ten years will see that when we run contracts, then it will overwhelmingly be with electric cars.
He explains that the development of ambulances on the el have lagged behind the general electric cars for several reasons.
on the one hand the public procurement in Denmark has not been designed for, that is run with the ambulances on the el, and on the other, the major manufacturers of ambulances have not been focusing on it.
the Challenge for the ambulances on the el is that they both use electricity to run, but also to keep the time in a lot of equipment.
try Therefore Falck to develop a solution, then the car battery exclusively used for driving the car, while all of the equipment in the ambulance to be run in a different system.
in Addition, there will be a heating unit that uses a bit of fuel. It must ensure that the ambulance is always warm.
the Future of ambulances on electricity will, according to Jacob Riis provide a better experience for the patients being transported.
- the Experience of the patient will be a warm and comfortable cabin, and so it had to be such that we may come into the hospital faster, because the handling is better, says Jakob Riis.
Falck has more than 5000 vehicles worldwide.
The first lægebil on electricity tested in the Region of southern denmark. Photo: the Falck