Distributed Energy Resources - April 29, 2022
DocGo Transports Patients in Electric Ambulance
DocGo, a provider of mobile health services, and Jefferson Health, which provides a range of primary care through hospitals and outpatient locations, announced that they have partnered to transport the first patient in DocGo’s all-electric, zero-emissions ambulance.
The patient was transported from Jefferson Abington Hospital in Abington, Pa. to a local skilled nursing facility in April. Significantly more eco-friendly than its counterpart, the electric vehicle is 1/10th as polluting as a standard gasoline ambulance.
“As we transport this patient in America’s first all-electric ambulance, we want to thank the team at Jefferson Health for helping make this a reality,” said DocGo President Anthony Capone in a statement. “This transport represents a significant milestone for the sustainability movement and the healthcare industry. Looking ahead, we are excited to continue working towards a better, more sustainable future for patients, healthcare providers and the planet.”
Through its Zero Emission initiative, DocGo aims to have an all-electric fleet by 2032. As the first vehicle in this fleet, the new all-electric ambulance will immediately begin transporting patients regularly.