Dutch providers test, train on Ford Mustang Mach-E electric ambulance

Broeder de Vries is trying out a specially outfitted Mustang Mach-E


By Leila Merrill

A pair of 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vehicles were for sale at a Ford dealer on May 6, 2021, in Wexford, Pa. Broeder de Vries's Mach-E has been customized and is being put through tests.
A pair of 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vehicles were for sale at a Ford dealer on May 6, 2021, in Wexford, Pa. Broeder de Vries's Mach-E has been customized and is being put through tests. (Photo/Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

An agency in the Netherlands has started using the Ford Mustang Mach-E to help train EMS providers who drive ambulances, according to FordAuthority.com.

Broeder de Vries, which is part of a Dutch Medical Group from Lijnden, provides ambulance service, training in medical care and driving skills, and other services. 

Broeder de Vries has been using ambulances made by Ford and has been transitioning its fleet to plug-in hybrid vehicles. It recently added the Mach-E, an all-electric SUV, which is being used as a test vehicle in the driver skills training program.

This is not the same vehicle for sale to the public. The Broeder de Vries vehicle has been outfitted as an ambulance by Tulatech.

Broeder de Vries plans to update its unique vehicle based on driver feedback and to consider further testing.

 

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