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Škoda Kodiaq vRS provides rapid response for Air Ambulance Service fleet

Two Škoda Kodiaq vRS SUVs have joined the Air Ambulance Service fleet to bring vital ground support to the charity’s critical care teams.

The Kodiaq vRS vehicles will provide vital ground support to the charity’s critical care teams

The vehicles join the existing two Škoda Superbs on the fleet and will provide 24/7 support to the emergency teams, 365 days a year. This includes at night when, rather than flying its helicopters, the charity uses its rapid response road fleet to get to incidents quickly and safely.

The Kodiaq vRS offers a 239hp twin turbo 2.0-litre TDI engine and four-wheel drive, enabling the team to gain access to even the most remote sites across the Midlands.

The extensive interior space can comfortably transport both passengers and life-saving equipment. Onboard equipment includes a 9.2-inch touchscreen display with full smartphone connectivity and integrated Wi-Fi and WLAN. The vehicles have also been converted with specialist equipment, carried out by Halls Electrical Limited, a Škoda-approved convertor.

Richard Clayton, director of operations at the Local Air Ambulance Service, said: “It is more imperative than ever, that our fleet of critical care cars are able to meet the demands of the job. The reliability, versatility and power of the two new Kodiaq vRS models will enable us to continue to respond rapidly to emergencies across the Midlands.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.