Greater Manchester Police trialling three-wheel hybrid motorcycle

As the emergency services continue to green their fleets, a Northamptonshire based company has extended trials of its three-wheel petrol electric hybrid motorbike to the North West with Greater Manchester Police taking two bikes onto the streets. The innovative WMC300FR motorcycle has been developed by Northamptonshire based White Motorcycle Concepts (WMC) in collaboration with Northamptonshire… Read more »

Turning the blue lights green

Fleet electrification strategies must include infrastructure if they are to be successful and cost-effective. Natasha Fry, head of sales at Mer Fleet Services, outlines how to properly plan and implement EV charging infrastructure to provide the right support for your EVs. The UK Government has set ambitious Net Zero targets for emergency services, but how… Read more »

East Midlands Ambulance expands green fleet

With the help of the NHS Charities Together grant, East Midlands Ambulance Service has bought nine new electric vehicles to support its Community Responder scheme, bringing its fleet up to 17 vehicles in total. The investment in electric vehicles is part of EMAS’s goal to becoming net zero by 2040. It started investing in its… Read more »

Emergency services benefit from zero emission vehicle funding boost

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has announced that £77m will be made available to support ambitions to build an end-to-end supply chain for zero emission vehicles that includes ambulance and fire and rescue services vehicles. One of seven projects to receive funding from the APC Collaborative Research and Development Programme, the £7.9m HYER POWER project… Read more »

Rivus wins major contract from Met Police

Fleet management expert, Rivus, has been awarded multiple maintenance and repair contracts for the Metropolitan Police Service from 1 November 2023.   Following a rigorous, multi-lot, competitive tender process, which began in February 2022, Rivus has been appointed to take care of the capital’s fleet for a period of up to 10 years.    With over 43,000 officers and… Read more »

New Incident Control Unit boosts search and rescue

A Midlands-based charity that helps to track down missing vulnerable people has been boosted by the addition of a new Incident Control Unit. Warwickshire Search and Rescue (WarkSAR), which is run entirely by volunteers, took possession of the specially-adapted Mercedes Benz Sprinter Panel van last month, which will be used to co-ordinate its search and… Read more »

New hybrid fire appliance for Cranfield Airport

Emergency services specialist, Venari Group – which is exclusively partnered in the UK with Ziegler Group – has announced its contract to supply a UK-first hybrid aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) truck to Cranfield Airport, which is owned by Cranfield University. Following an 18-month phase of rigorous market research and a subsequent, comprehensive tender process,… Read more »

Pioneering electric hybrid motorcycle for Northamptonshire Police

Northamptonshire Police is leading the way in sustainable transport for emergency service use as it takes delivery of new petrol-electric hybrid motorcycles. The new three-wheeled bikes will be used by neighbourhood policing teams, helping them to increase accessibility and visibility within local communities.  The innovative WMC300FR motorcycle has been developed by Northamptonshire-based White Motorcycle Concepts… Read more »