Eicher Skyline Ambulance launched in India

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 08 Jun 2021


VE Commercial Vehicles has launched Eicher Skyline Ambulance, which the company says was fast-tracked during this ongoing global pandemic to provide modern, fast and efficient solutions for patient transportation.

The ambulances offer enhanced patient and driver safety and comfort, along with best-in-class vehicle life and warranty of up to 3 years. The fully customisable ambulance unit (covering AIS Standard B, C &D) can be used as a mobile medical unit.

The all-new Eicher Skyline Ambulance meets the National Ambulance Code AIS 125 and fully complies with statutory norms. Powered by Eicher E366 BS-VI engine it is said to deliver best-in-class performance of 75kW (100 hp) and torque of 285Nm @ 3200 rpm. The ambulances also provides Covid safety feature of separate driver and patient compartment. VECV claims it is the safest ambulance in the country, with all wheel disc brakes and DRL headlamps. As a standard, the vehicles are equipped with Eicher LIVE technology for location tracking and geo-fencing.

The vehicles are also equipped with Mbooster+ technology and fuel coaching that enables the driver to switch between Eco+, Eco and Power modes based on road conditions to provide optimum fuel efficiency. The ambulances are also equipped with auto loading stretchers, 270-degree opening rear doors, exterior provision for oxygen cylinder and mountings and medical cabinet among others to provide quick and safest service to the critical patients.

VECV says the Eicher Skyline Ambulance is the only product in the segment to have tiltable driver cabin which is ECER- 29-02 crash test certified making it safe and easy to service. Patient compartments have sufficient room for easy movement, a doctor seat with seat belt and a squad bench along with AC and Non- AC variants.

The company has introduced three different variants of the ambulance namely Patient Transport (Type-B), Basic life support (Type-C) and Advance life support (Type-D) which can be used depending on the severity of the situation. The vehicles have all the provisions to install equipment for intensive/advanced monitoring and treatment and can function as Mobile Medical Units.

Commenting on the announcement, Vinod Aggarwal, MD and CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles said, “At this time when India is fighting the second wave of Covid we aim to support the medical fraternity with our new offering of Eicher Skyline Ambulances. The ambulance is a consequence of rigorous research and collaboration with industry leaders and are ideal for intensive medical care. The spacious ambulance equipped with highly advanced lifesaving facilities will prove to be the best transport solution for saving lives.”

The OEM also recently donated two of the Skyline Ambulances to the government of Madhya Pradesh as part of our ongoing contributions to support the fight against this COVID pandemic.