BCEHS will deploy its first electric vehicles in 2022/23.
June 21, 2022
BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) will deploy its first electric vehicles in 2022/23. APBC has been a strong supporter of initiatives to see clean energy vehicles introduced and welcomes the addition of 6 support vehicles (likely Ford Mach-Es) with emergency lights and sirens, and 1 type 2 transfer ambulance to the fleet. 6 charging sites will accompany the deployment. A 10-year saving of $1,182,521 and 1,088 Tons CO2e are estimated.
The carbon footprint of BCEHS is comparable to all the other operations of the Provincial Health Services Authority of BC combined. It is important for BCEHS to transition to CEVs to comply with Health Minister’s mandate to reduce public fleet emissions by 40%. With this deployment BCEHS will claim the title for the first e-ambulance deployment in Canada, and the largest deployment of EVs in a Canadian ambulance service to date.