Electric Nissan ambulance for Tokyo Fire Department
The Tokyo Fire Department has taken on a Nissan NV400 electric ambulance.
The project is the result of a collaboration between Nissan, the Tokyo Fire Department and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and part of the city's “Zero Emission Tokyo” initiative.
The Nissan EV Ambulance is equipped with an electric stretcher that enables ease of operations for ambulance staff.
The noise and vibration levels in the vehicle are significantly lower in comparison with a traditional ICE-powered vehicle, helping reduce negative impact on patients as well as on staff handling sensitive equipment.
Two lithium-ion battery packs support its EV capabilities (33 kilowatt-hours) with an additional battery (8 kWh) allowing longer use of electrical equipment and the air- conditioning system. The ambulance can also turn into a mobile source of power in case of a power outage or natural disaster.
The Nissan EV Ambulance is based on a converted Nissan NV400 currently on sale in Europe.
“Nissan strongly believes in sustainable mobility and strives to contribute to a world with zero emissions and zero fatalities,” said Ashwani Gupta, representative executive officer and chief operation officer at Nissan. “This project is another great example of our efforts to enhance accessibility of eco-friendly vehicles to local communities.”