Two high-performance Skoda Kodiaq vRS SUVs have joined our fleet
Two high-performance Skoda Kodiaq vRS SUVs have joined our Air Ambulance Service as Critical Care Cars.
The diesel-powered cars are being used to support our charity’s lifesaving missions across Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.
As we have a good local road network and the roads are clearer at night, we utilise the cars rather than the aircraft, however, our critical care cars are also frequently used within the day to attend emergencies that are quicker to reach by road. They also allow us to continue attending lifesaving missions if the aircraft is unavailable due to maintenance, or if our service is affected by very poor weather conditions.
These new vehicles are powered by a 236bhp, 2.0-litre engine, with all-wheel-drive helping our crews access some of the more remote areas of the Midlands.
Our cars have been outfitted for our air ambulance service through Skoda’s emergency services division, which offers conversions for the police, ambulance, fire and rescue, as well as a bullet-proof Superb – Emergency services vehicles can be fitted with blue lights, a custom livery, and bespoke control units.
Richard Clayton, Director of Operations at Your Local Air Ambulance Service, said: “It is more imperative than ever, that our fleet of critical care cars are able to meet the demands of the job. The reliability, versatility and power of the two new Kodiaq vRS models will enable us to continue to respond rapidly to emergencies across the Midlands.”
Thanks to your donations and continued support, we have driven into 2020 with these meticulously chosen, designed and equipped new cars for our crew’s and patient’s needs – Our new cars have already attended 783 missions across our five counties.