DocGo as a leading healthcare provider in the United States (US) has introduced a new electric powered ambulance. This eco-friendly emergency response vehicle is the first of its kind to be registered in the US.
With several hybrid vehicles already in its fleet, the launch of the electric ambulance further demonstrates DocGo's commitment to advancing its green initiatives.
This electric ambulance is claimed to have the potential to reduce patient transportation costs because of the much lower fuel costs and treatment requirements.
“We are relentless in our efforts to innovate in providing care,” said DocGo CEO and founder, Stan Vashovsky.
“Our ‘Zero Emission' initiative shows how DocGo (DCGO) is revolutionizing the delivery of mobile medical care, and building a better company for our patients, for our service providers, for our customers, and for the planet.”
Meanwhile, DocGo also revealed that it has partnered with Lightning eMotors, a leading US provider of dedicated and sustainable fleet solutions, to create its new emergency response vehicle.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to work with DocGo on this exciting initiative. As well as being environmentally friendly, drastic reduction of pollutants is better for the overall health of the patients being transported,” said Nicholas Bettis, Director of Marketing and Sales Operations at Lightning eMotors.
Although not fully informed, the DocGo electric ambulance based on the Ford E-Transit which was released in 2020 has a range of up to 126 miles (203 kilometers).
To celebrate the first patient in the US to be transported in an electric ambulance, DocGo will be holding a ribbon cutting with a partner hospital in New York where additional details about partner name, location, date and time will be available soon.
DocGo also stated that it will provide healthcare services on a large scale for hospital networks, government entities, and corporate customers to provide high-quality and affordable care to patients anytime and anywhere.