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North East Ambulance Service replaces pool cars with Nissan Leaf electric vehicles

North East Ambulance Service has replaced five pool cars with fully electric Nissan Leafs.

Providing a number of NHS services and covering 3,200 miles across the counties of County Durham, Northumberland, and Tyne and Wear, the service has worked closely with Elm EV to build their charging infrastructure.

Clare Swift, environment and sustainability manager, North East Ambulance Service, said: “The uptake of electric vehicles was vital for the Ambulance Service. We aim to be proactive in promoting a cleaner environment and the use of electric vehicles also enables us to save money on high fuel costs.

“Elm EV provided the service with a full EV charging infrastructure report, which included smart and reliable equipment at a competitive price.”

Elm Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions have installed nine ICU electric vehicle charging points at six sites in the North East.

Alex Earl, ICU UK, country manager, said, “Having produced over 15,000 charge points for the mainland European market, ICU is very excited to have made a start now in the UK. Our success has been built on producing high quality, reliable, intelligent charge points so it is crucial for us that we work with partners in the UK who share our values.

“Elm EV is certainly one such partner with already great experience in the UK EV market. We are very happy to be working with them and look forward to sharing continued success well into the future.”

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