The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) had modified its contract with REV Ambulance Group Orlando to include zero-emissions battery electric ambulances from Wheeled Coach and Leader, according to the company.
The addition of zero-emissions ambulances to the GSA contract is well-timed, with the recent passing of the federal infrastructure bill that contained significant investments in support of electric vehicles.
The battery electric Type II ambulances utilize a Ford Transit T350 Chassis with Lightning eMotors electric conversion. The High Roof Transit vans offer up to 86kWh of battery capacity that can be charged via Level 2 AC charging or DC fast charging. The high roof and added length of the T350 increases the patient care space.
GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government and is the mandatory source for non-tactical vehicles purchased by executive agencies in the United States. The Federal Agencies with access to this contract include the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Veterans Health Administration, the National Park Service, and the Indian Health Services.