December 24, 2020. In the French region of Pays de la Loire, the Jussieu Secours rescue center received its first ambulance that runs on natural gas. The health company already operates a fleet of various gas-powered Seat Leon as light medical vehicles.
Based on a Fiat Ducato Natural Power, this natural gas fueled ambulance was equipped by the Petit-Picot company, a subsidiary of the Gruau Group. The unit will provide daily medical transportation and will operate in a pre-hospital emergency at the request of the Center 15 and general practitioners.
“Jussieu Help is at the forefront of pre-hospital emergency and medical transport protocolization. We are happy to invest in a new field of innovation, through Jussieu Help Cholet, launching the first biogas-powered ambulance,” declared Pascal Barthès, President of Jussieu Aide France.
Perfectly adapted to the Jussieu Secours medical missions, this ambulance will go especially to refuel at the Mortagne-sur-Sèvre station. Operated by a group of farmers, it provides 100% local bioNGV, and the methanizer is installed just a few hundred meters from the facility.
Beyond its advantages for the environment, this biogas vehicle will also allow Jussieu Secours to make significant daily savings, since bioNGV benefits from favorable taxation and a cost per kilo that is 20% lower than diesel.