Oxford County Paramedic Services are making history, by being the first to purchase electric hybrid ambulances in Canada.
OXFORD COUNTY - Oxford County is keeping it green with the Oxford County Paramedic Services purchasing the first electric hybrid ambulances in Canada.
Paramedic Services have purchased two Crestline Coach Fleet XL3 Hybrid Ambulances, costing the county $35,000 each.
Chief and Manager of the Oxford County Paramedic Services, Ben Addley says that the vehicles promote the County's sustainable energy goals.
"It's in keeping with the county's strategic goals for a Community Sustainability Plan and their commitment to go to a 100 percent renewable energy sources."
The hybrid ambulances are equipped with energy saving equipment designed to help and promote sustainable living.
Addley tells Heart FM about some of the features of the hybrid vehicles.
"The anti-idle solution allows the vehicle to turn itself on and off to save fuel, but still keep the temperature of the vehicle at an appropriate level for patients and medications and then the solar panels that will be mounted on the roof to continually keep the batteries charged."
Oxford County Paramedic Services are very excited to be the first in Canada to have these hybrids vehicles in their fleet, which will be arriving in September.