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SEE Services Assists Yorkshire Ambulance Service in EV Upgrades

SEE Services Assists Yorkshire Ambulance Service in EV Upgrades
11 June 2024

SEE Services is working with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to support the setting up of its electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

With more electric and hybrid vehicles being added to its fleet of over 1,250 vehicles, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) is rolling out electric vehicle (EV) charging points across its estate, in line with the trust’s Sustainable Fleet Roadmap.

According to NHS England, emissions from travel and transport account for 14 per cent of the NHS’ overall carbon footprint. This includes 4 per cent for business travel and fleet transport, 5 per cent for patient travel, 4 per cent for staff commutes and 1 per cent for visitor travel. 

A combination of 22kW AC chargers and 60kW DC chargers will be installed across the Yorkshire and Humber region in 11 locations by the end of 2024. SEE-V, a specialist division of SEE Services, will also install an intelligent EV charging back-office solution, to enhance ongoing operation and maintenance of the chargers.

The trust serves a population of more than five million people across almost 6,000 square miles, providing urgent and emergency care to patients. 

Jeff Alden, CEO of SEE Services, said: “We are delighted to be working with Yorkshire Ambulance Service on this initiative.  As experts in charging infrastructure, we recognise the significant role an electric fleet can play in reducing an organisation's carbon footprint and understand the critical importance of a reliable EV charging infrastructure to keep the fleet of emergency and non-emergency vehicles operational. We're fully committed to supporting YAS in its efforts to enhance sustainability and transportation efficiency.”

Ben Slater, Capital Planning Manager at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, added: “This initiative is one of a number of steps the Trust is taking to address the environmental issues we are all facing.  With several electric vehicles being added to our fleet, mainly for use in our non-emergency Patient Transport Service and support services, it’s important that we have the right infrastructure in place to support the change in vehicle profile.”

Picture: an image showing three people wearing hi-vis waistcoats working on a SEE Services branded EV charging outlet. Image Credit: SEE Services

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 11 June 2024


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