Japan’s first electric ambulance delivered to the Tokyo Fire Department has started operation, the company behind the vehicle said.
The vehicle is operated by the Ikebukuro Fire Department’s daytime emergency services, according to the Nissan Motor Company.
The vehicle is equipped with two lithium-ion batteries of 33kWh and 8kWh. It is possible to operate electrical equipment and air conditioners for a “longer period of time,” the company said.
The ambulance can also be used as a mobile power source in the event of a power outage or disaster.
The vehicle is equipped with electric stretchers and seat belts that improve occupant safety on all seats.
This vehicle is based on the “NV400,” which the company sells in Europe. The interior and exterior are outsourced to Gruau, a European emergency vehicle bodywork company.
Vehicle size: Length 18.2 feet, Width 6.7 feet, Height 8.1 feet
Vehicle total weight: 3.5 tons
Riding capacity: 7 people
Motor: Maximum output 55kW, maximum torque 220Nm
Drive battery: Capacity 33kWh, charging AC200V maximum 7kw normal charging (type 2)
Battery for equipment: Capacity 8kWh, charging AC100V 1.5kW
Drive system: Front wheel drive