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Green: firefighters also go electric!

Yvelines firefighters will go electric. A brand new ambulance will arrive in October, with a maximum range of 200 km.

It is a first in France ! At a time when all of la population try to change their habits an attitude more ecological, Yvelines Departmental Fire and Rescue Service has just taken the leap.

He has just bought an ambulance 100% electric. This is a model that comes straight from the German company WAS. It will be delivered next October.

An increasing mobility

Whether individuals or businesses, the government encourages all road users to use less polluting vehicles.

The transition to more electric mobility is underway and many solutions available to motorists.

This is also the case on the side firefighters. The Yvelines Departmental Fire and Rescue Service has indeed announced that it has ordered its very first 100% electric ambulance.

A solar panel on the roof

The vehicle in question is called the WAS 500 e-ambulance. It has, among other things, LFP batteries and uses a technology anti-fire.

In order to be completely adequacy with the ecological transition, the ambulance will also be equipped with solar panels installed on the roof.

The objective being to be able feed in addition to the battery auxiliary. This allows the vehicle to have a total autonomy of 200 km.

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147 kW under the hood

Under the hood, there is a 147 kW electric motor and a torque of 1,150 Nm. The maximum speed of this ambulance is 120 km/h.

It has already been tested by members of the emergency services and has been approved. 1 235 interventions were successfully carried out during this period. What perfectly acclimatize to this new tool of work.

Now we will have to wait until October, month in which the ambulance will be delivered for good to firefighters of the Yvelines.

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