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Ford E-Transit Ambulance Makes Bavarian Red Cross History

The ICE-powered Ford Transit has long proven to be a popular choice for first responders all around the globe, and has been used as an ambulance – specifically – in places like the UK and Germany, to name just a few. Now that the Ford E-Transit is beginning to make its way into a variety of commercial fleets, some countries and states are also discovering that the all-electric van is pretty good at responding to emergencies, too. Now, the Ford E-Transit ambulance has actually made history – this time, as part of the Bavarian Red Cross fleet.

Ford E-Transit Bavarian Red Cross - Exterior 002 - Side

That piece of history is quite simple – the first Ford E-Transit was just delivered to the Bavarian Red Cross, and it’s the first-ever all-electric ambulance that unit has ever employed. The new ambulance will spend the next two years participating in a pilot program in Rhön-Grabfeld and Erlangen-Höchstadt, Germany, helping to make a case for a future when all-electric vehicles may play a larger role in such services.

“We are convinced that electromobility is not only climate-friendly, but also absolutely practical and economically worthwhile, especially for fleet and commercial customers,” said Wilhelm Buchmüller, Head of Fleet Sales, Ford Germany. “The Bavarian Red Cross pilot project offers a good opportunity to demonstrate the practical suitability of electric commercial vehicles, even under challenging conditions such as patient transport. We are therefore delighted that the BRK is relying on the Ford E-Transit as the base vehicle for Bavaria’s first electric ambulance.”

Ford E-Transit Bavarian Red Cross - Exterior 003 - Rear Three Quarters

“Leading the way with innovative ideas and new technology – that is also the motto in the emergency services,” added Bavaria’s Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann. “This project should set the future direction for a rescue service that is as efficient as it is economical and climate-friendly. The experience gained from this will then be used in the further development of electromobile concepts in emergency rescue services.”

We’ll have more on the Ford E-Transit soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authorityfor the latest Ford Transit news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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