DocGo, a provider of last-mile mobile health services and integrated medical mobility solutions, has announced the delivery of its new all-electric, zero-emissions ambulance in partnership with Lightning eMotors. The all-electric vehicle will be the first of its kind to be registered in the U.S., the company says This vehicle marks the first step towards “Zero Emission,” the company’s latest sustainability mission to have an all-electric fleet by 2032.
This all-electric ambulance is 1/10th as polluting compared to a standard gasoline ambulance, DocGo says. In addition to being less harmful to the planet, the electric ambulance has the potential to lower patient transportation costs due to lower fuel costs and maintenance needs, the company adds.
To celebrate the first patient in the U.S. to be transported in an all-electric ambulance, DocGo will be hosting a ribbon cutting with a hospital partner in New York. Additional details around partner name, location, date, and time are forthcoming.