The fastest way to cut down on urban traffic is often by cycling and particularly e-biking. It is therefore perfectly logical to see them converted into e-bikes for first responders for ambulance services.
This is exactly how a team at the technology company Wunderman Thompson Paris designed an electric bike ambulance of its own. They have partnered with Ecox Enterprises and Urban Arrow, the French e-mobility company, on the advice of the Paris emergency services (UMP).
An electric charge bike for the Urban Arrow frontloader served as the basis for the ambulance. The electric bicycle ambulance, powered by Bosch mid-range motor, utilizes a pair of 500 Wh batteries to ensure that the juice is not lost during a crisis. The two batteries combine to provide the e-bike pedal support system with a range of up to 160 kilometers (100 miles).
Instead of a common three-wheel cargo bike configuration, the narrow bike uses only two rollers and has seen so much lately to maintain a flexible drive and the ability to tighten between cars. However, in order to fit everything a paramedic first responder may need a 150-liter cargo box (5.3 cubic feet) was added to the bike to deliver critical first aid in the emergency scene.
Additional ambulance-specific additions include a 140-decibel horn, blue wheel medical symbols, and a whirlwind blue to alert the engineers to the emergency status of their new e-bike car.
Wunderman Thompson said the emergency e-bikes are available to the emergency services at the moment.
According to Newatlas, a local doctor in Paris even bought the first producing unit and use it to respond to emergencies.
What does E-Bike Ambulance do?
Although these e-bike ambulances cannot transport injured patients for secondary treatment, paramedics can help to reach accident scenes faster in order to administer critical, on-site help to save a life.
This gives them time to stabilize patients while a conventional hospital still comes and the patient is immediately prepared for transportation.
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