Introducing Tesla Ambulance. powered by Victron Energy .Typically an ambulance is a medically equipped vehicle which transports patients to treatment facilities, such as hospitals. Typically, out-of-hospital medical care is provided to the patient.
Have you ever wondered what you would do if your electric vehicle ran out of fuel – in the middle of nowhere? calls for Tesla Ambulance
Well, we’ve got an interesting video for you.
Lucian Popescu has driven his Tesla Model S into the mountains of Romania leaving himself insufficient power to get home again. A distributor comes to his rescue with an experimental re-charge.
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Just before we begin you might be interested in a quick roundup of the setup for Tesla Ambulance we’re about to see:
- 3 x Quattro Inverter 10kVA are configured to recharge the vehicle with 3 Phase power. It’s not always possible to charge an electric vehicle remotely because they require a Neutral Ground which is not available on many generators or alternative power supplies – but which the Quattro inverters can be switched to provide. This arrangement provides 11kWh – the standard ‘maximum’ charge acceptance rate for the Tesla AC inlet – but wait, we’re in for a surprise.
- 4 x 25.6V Lithium Batteries which between them store 20kWh.
- A VE Bus BMS protects the battery during charge/discharge cycles
- A Cerbo GX ties everything together; and we get a look at the neat GX Touch 50 display in action.
The video saves the best for the end with a sneak preview of an early prototype of the Victron Car Charger – the EV Charging Station. Capable of providing 22kWh – electric car charging just came home. At this rate an hour of charge will provide up to 90 miles (145 km) of range; and a typical electric vehicle battery can be taken from empty to full in around 5 hours.
In other news,Emergency service giant Falck, a Denmark-based first responder and ambulance operator, wanted to test if they could make a zero-emission emergency service vehicle. To do this they turned a roomy, fast, and long-range Tesla Model X into an ambulance.
The company operates in over 35 countries worldwide. It provides ambulance services in close cooperation with the national authorities. Falck is today the world’s largest international ambulance operator with more than 5000 vehicles around the globe, but very few are powered by electricity. It makes complete sense that they would try to implement the electric vehicle era in the fleet.