The UK’s first dual crewed ambulance (DCA) based on a Volkswagen Crafter will be launched later this year by ambulance conversion specialist VCS.
Partnering with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, VCS says that the vehicle will have an operational weight of less than 4 tonnes thanks to what it calls its ultra-lightweight Core Capture technology.
Paul Croom, sales director at VCS, says he is “delighted” to be working with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles on the new ambulance.
“The fact that we can deliver this new ambulance is testament to the adaptability of our Core Capture technology and the ingenuity of our engineering and production teams,” he added.
“We are very excited to be able to offer the Crafter as an option for the NHS and private sector.”
Designed, developed and produced at VCS’s facility in Bradford, West Yorkshire, the first Volkswagen Crafter DCA will be officially launched later this year, when further details will be released.
Founded in 2010, VCS is one of the largest producers of emergency service vehicles in the UK. Currently, more than 40% of all front-line ambulances in use across the country were manufactured at VCS’s state of the art facility in Bradford, West Yorkshire.