Chota Health in Tennessee chose LDV to create their new medical response vehicle. They chose to build on a Freightliner MT-55 forward control chassis with a Cummins B6.7 engine and Allison 2200 EVS automatic transmission with park pawl and PTO provision. An electric-hydraulic wheelchair lift has also been installed with a wheelchair access door. LDV's Intel-I-Touch™ vehicle automation system has also been installed, providing Chota Health the ability to control their lights, HVAC, generator, and more through the touch of a button. To provide electric power to the vehicle when needed, a 12-kW 120/240Vac liquid-cooled diesel generator in its own custom-fabricated compartment.
Inside, the vehicle is separated into three different sections, two exam areas and a patient intake area, which can be closed off through the use of flush pocket doors on heavy-duty aluminum track. Fixed bench seats with removable cushions provide seating and additional storage space in the patient intake area. Custom-fabricated aluminum cabinets have been added along with a slide-out try for a printer. Solid surface countertops can be found throughout the vehicle for durability. An on-board lavatory includes a Laveo electric waterless toilet, sink, and wastebasket. The lavatory along with the exam rooms and lab areas include a pressurized water system.
On the exterior, an electric awning has been installed, providing coverage over the curbside entry door with automatic entry step. To ensure the vehicle is level while at a stop, a heavy-duty automatic one-touch leveling system has been installed. A color back-up camera system has been installed to assist with parking duties as well. HVAC is handled by three ducted low-profile rooftop air conditioners, a wall mount 5,120 BTU/hr electric heater, kick space mount 5,120 BTU/hr electric heater, and a diesel-fired furnace.