Tesla Model X used as an all-electric ‘rapid responder’ vehicle for an
ambulance service
May. 16th 2018  Fred Lambert


Tesla vehicles are surprisingly starting to invade all segments of emergency

After police and fire departments, now an ambulance service is using a Tesla
Model X as an all-electric ‘rapid responder’ vehicle.

Over the past few years, we have seen an impressive number of police and
fire departments using electric vehicles.

Tesla’s vehicles have surprisingly been especially popular despite their
higher prices.

But when it comes to first responder vehicles, performance is more important
than price, which is why we are now seeing a Tesla Model X ambulance.

At the Rettmobil 2018, an emergency mobility conference in German, UMCG
Ambulancezorg, an ambulance service based in the Netherlands, unveiled a
modified Tesla Model X all-electric SUV to use as a “rapid responder

Tesla’s Model X has a range of up to 295 miles (475 km) and with 88 cu-ft of
cargo stock, it can be modified with a significant amount of equipment in
the back, but UMCG Ambulancezorg hasn’t released pictures of it yet (if you
have any from Rettmobil 2018, please send them our way).

The company said on Twitter about the unveiling of the vehicle:

    One of the important steps in sustainable Emergency services in the
Netherlands. We take responsibility!

As far as we know, it’s indeed a first for a Tesla vehicle. It could also
help push for the electrification of full-size ambulance vehicles.

While it’s a first for an ambulance service, we have previously seen Tesla
Model S and Model X vehicles used as “emergency vehicles” by a fire

Police departments have also started to use Tesla vehicles.

Ontario Provincial Police got a Model X and Swiss Police replaced diesel
cruisers with 7 Tesla Model X 100Ds.

In the US, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Denver Police
Department are both using Model S sedans as part of their fleets.

In Europe, Scotland Yard says that it is considering the vehicle as a police
cruiser and Luxembourg police just deployed two Tesla Model S vehicles into

Tesla Model X now 6% cheaper at $121,000 in China after duty cut
May 23 2018  Tesla Model X now 6% cheaper at $121,000 in China after duty
cut ... company adjusted the price range for its Model S sedans in mainland
China to 710,000 yuan ($111,000) to 1.23 million yuan, from 758,000 yuan to
1.31 million yuan previously ... The price range for the Model X SUV was
lowered to 775,000 yuan to 1.31 million from 825,000 yuan to 1.41 million
yuan ...

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