East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has moved its 449-strong ambulance fleet across to a 100% Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyre policy.
EMAS originally fitted Michelin’s CrossClimate+ tyres to 148 rapid response Skoda Scout cars last year and found they gave them unrivalled traction and grip in all weather conditions.
When the van-equivalent Agilis CrossClimate tyre became available for light commercials earlier this year, EMAS rolled out the policy across its 332 Fiat Ducato accident and emergency ambulances, and 117 Peugeot Boxers.
EMAS’s general manager Steve Farnsworth said: “In emergency situations we need to be able to trust that our tyres are giving us the best possible grip no matter what the weather conditions.
“As an NHS Trust, we’re keen to make savings where we can and make sure we’re investing money in the right places – safe tyres for our blue light services being a key area.
“The Agilis CrossClimates are extremely durable which saves us money on replacements. Being able to cope with all conditions means we don’t have to swap our fleet over from summer to winter tyres.”
Every UK public sector ambulance service fits Michelin tyres on a first-choice policy, with the premium tyres delivering long lasting performance and maximum safety for the lifesaving services, whilst helping to deliver better value for the taxpayer.