Vehicles

Haztec maximises efficiency through innovative design

Road vehicles account for a substantial proportion of UK greenhouse gas emissions. Alongside the adoption of electric vehicles, there are significant gains to be made through the careful selection of the ancillary equipment to be fitted to the vehicle. Indeed, with the increasing uptake of electric vehicle technology, opportunities to save energy become all the… Read more »

Enabling sustainable transport technology solutions for the blue light sector

In recent years the blue light sector has come under increasing pressure to deliver effective and efficient services that guarantee public safety. One of the ways it has been tackling this is by improving service delivery through innovative and emerging technology. A new agreement for transport management technology, available through Crown Commercial Service (CCS), will… Read more »

Making EV training a priority as fleet electrification intensifies

In the bid to decarbonise road transport, drivers are making the switch to cleaner, greener vehicles, and the emergency services are already setting the standard for this electric revolution. The electrification of emergency response vehicle fleets has intensified during 2021, from the introduction of new, all-electric ambulances to the installation of supporting infrastructure. There is… Read more »

Allison to highlight range of options for fire appliance propulsion systems at ESS

Allison Transmission has spent decades designing and building fully automatic transmissions for diesel engines that perform at their best in critical situations. Moreover, it is innovating in highly integrated electrified propulsion solutions and complete electrified systems, as well as supporting fire appliance manufacturers using alternative fuels such as natural gas for their powertrains. “Every commercial… Read more »

Three steps to sustainability for the emergency services

Tammy Carter, Head of Category – Fleet, Crown Commercial Service, outlines the three steps that organisations looking to shift to sustainable fleet solutions need to consider. One positive effect of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has been the beneficial impact less travel has had on air quality. With people realising the benefits of this, there has… Read more »

Project Siren: Ford and Venari to launch new lightweight ambulance

In the week that Ford of Britain and Venari Group jointly announced the launch of a new lightweight ambulance based on the Ford Transit chassis cab under the code name Project Siren, Emergency Services Times was granted an exclusive interview with Dr Graham Hoare OBE, Executive Director, Business Transformation & Chairman, Ford of Britain, and… Read more »