Honda CR-V provides ground support for air ambulance
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance was established in 2008 to save the lives of those in Scotland by supplementing the resources available to the Scottish Air Ambulance Service.
As well as air response, the service also requires a land vehicle for during adverse weather conditions and to attend incidents in the immediate vicinity where it would be quicker to respond by road. The CRV’s dynamics and intelligent all-wheel drive system mean it can access the most remote locations quickly, while the torque and fuel-efficient 2.2-litre i-DTEC diesel engine makes it quick under “blue light” conditions.
The British-built CR-V is already a popular choice for the Scottish Ambulance Service with over 100 models already on their fleet.
Speaking at the launch of the new air ambulance helicopter at Perth Airport, Gavin Davey OBE, chief executive of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, commented: ‘We are hugely grateful to Honda (UK) for providing this proven workhorse to augment this charity helicopter air ambulance. It will be a lifeline for many in need and will strengthen the service that we provide to communities across Scotland.’