by | Jan 2, 2020

American Emergency Vehicles (AEV), part of the REV Group (REVG) and manufacturer of Type I, II, III and Medium-Duty ambulances, is proud to announce its vehicles are now Certified Green by TRA Certification, the first ambulance manufacturer to receive this certification. AEV earned the Gold Level of Certified Green following an evaluation in three categories: Resource Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality.

“The team at AEV is committed to ensuring our vehicles and facilities have a minimal impact on the environment, by incorporating innovative technology and processes designed to help us be green,” said Randy Hanson, President & CEO of American Emergency Vehicle.

Resource Efficiency
Located alongside the Blue Ridge Parkway, AEV is required to comply with stringent EPA requirements on disposal of waste and materials, and as a result, AEV production recycles numerous materials, including paint. The ISO 9001 paint process creates very little off-spray while collecting and reusing otherwise wasted paint. AEV is also ISO 9001 Certified for product finishing and final assembly, utilizing numerous weld fixtures and CNC equipment in the fabrication process to reduce waste and maximize material usage. The wood products utilized in AEV ambulances are a special plywood which is plantation-grown and sustainably harvested. AEV does not utilize rain forest or natural grown wood products.

Energy Efficiency
From the AEV facilities to the vehicles produced, AEV has made strides to ensure energy efficiency. Onsite solar panels supply not only the AEV manufacturing plant, but also the broader community. Its ambulances are well-insulated and incorporate LED lighting, which is specialized to allow emergency personnel to more easily locate patient veins. As an optional feature AEV ambulances can be ordered with ZeroRPM Idle Mitigation System, that is exclusive to the REV Group for ambulance applications. Designed to alleviate the expenses and complications that come from constantly running an ambulance’s engine, use of the ZeroRPM Idle Mitigation System (IMS) results in less risk to the environment and personal health. With ZeroRPM, ambulance owners will see a decrease in fuel consumption, a reduction in CO2 emissions, and a decline in their vehicle operating costs.

Indoor Air Quality
AEV also incorporates low VOC interior components in its ambulances, including flooring and walls, meaning better Indoor Air Quality. With emergency vehicles, keeping microbes at bay is imperative and this is accomplished by the anti-microbial coatings applied on grab rails and entry assist/door handles.

“Eco-friendly and sustainable construction/manufacturing is prevalent in the production of homes and RVs, and now we are excited to bring this green certification to ambulances,” said Mandy Leazenby, TRA President.


About AEV
American Emergency Vehicles (AEV), a leading manufacturer of ambulances with an uncompromising commitment to safety and integrity, builds ambulances to customer specifications on all chassis platforms including Type I, II, III and Medium Duty. AEV has earned the Frost and Sullivan Award as a world class manufacturing company by demonstrating achievement across a wide variety of domains including sustainability, operational excellence, innovation and supply chain management. AEV has also earned North Carolina’s Star award which is designed to recognize employers and who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates that meet the criteria for participation. For more information on American Emergency Vehicles, visit

About REV Group, Inc.
REV Group (REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. We serve a diversified customer base primarily in the United States through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. We provide customized vehicle solutions for applications including essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles ‘RVs’, and luxury buses). Our brand portfolio consists of 29 well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within our served markets. Several of our brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. Investors-REVG