AMR Reveals Electric Ambulance at Old Spanish Days

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By the edhat staff

American Medical Response (AMR) Santa Barbara officially revealed its new electric ambulance at Old Spanish Days Fiesta on Saturday.

AMR Santa Barbara County now has one of only five state-of-the-art electric ambulances in the country manufactured by REV Ambulance Group. In addition to providing a sustainable, environmentally friendly solution for medical transportation, the ambulance features a higher roof and added length in the patient compartment for increased patient and crew comfort.

The new ambulance was on display at the AMR booth during the Fiesta celebration as employees were providing CPR trainings.

AMR provides emergency services in 40 states, transporting more than 4.8 million patients nationwide. 

AMR's Brad Moore and Bandit in front of the new electric ambulance at Old Spanish Days (courtesy photo)

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Observant1 Aug 09, 2022 08:50 PM
AMR Reveals Electric Ambulance at Old Spanish Days

We’ll not know if the technology is sufficient to support the adaptation to the rigors of the 911 system unless beta tested. While “what if’s” are always casted about for emerging technology, let’s be happy a forward thinking organization with the breadth and depth of AMR is willing to take the leap to find out if an EV will work in this environment. No pun intended!

SBSBSBSBSBsb Aug 09, 2022 01:47 PM
AMR Reveals Electric Ambulance at Old Spanish Days

RHS When there is a major emergency like a fire or the mudslides would you want to have to stop and charge the ambulance for who knows how long before it can get another patient? It’s absurd to have an electric ambulance

a-1660078379 Aug 09, 2022 01:52 PM
AMR Reveals Electric Ambulance at Old Spanish Days

I think electric vehicles have a long way to go before I buy one, but this is an absurd statement. It's like saying, what if they didn't fill up the tank with gas? Every vehicle will be maintained, prepped and ready before responding, regardless of a full tank of gas or full electric charge. It's part of their jobs to do so.

Voice of Reason Aug 10, 2022 11:18 AM
AMR Reveals Electric Ambulance at Old Spanish Days

@9:54, you must not have read both comments than, because the sourcing, refining, and delivering of carbon fuel is similar whether it is gas in a gas tank or gas in a power plant used to generate electricity. for an EV. Weird how you'd intentionally ignore parts of my comment then go on to say I'm the ignorant one.

a-1660107277 Aug 09, 2022 09:54 PM
AMR Reveals Electric Ambulance at Old Spanish Days

And, yet again, you ignore the multifarous impacts of sourcing, refining, and delivering the carbon fuel. You are impervious to facts that fall under the blanket of your willful ignorance.

Voice of Reason Aug 09, 2022 09:44 PM
AMR Reveals Electric Ambulance at Old Spanish Days

Ah, so the FUD isn’t what I said it’s what I didn’t say, okay….. battery vs ICE engine the large battery + electric motor carry a much larger carbon footprint / environmental impact than the engine block, rest of the vehicle is the same. I addressed the petroleum component when I pointed out it depends where the electricity to charge the EV comes from : coal plants = worse than gasoline wind/solar = better than gasoline.

a-1660105748 Aug 09, 2022 09:29 PM
AMR Reveals Electric Ambulance at Old Spanish Days

The FUDdy part is your usual carbon propaganda tactic of conveniently ignoring all the environmental effects concomitant with the production of carbon fuels and the components of ICE vehicles.

Voice of Reason Aug 09, 2022 09:41 AM
AMR Reveals Electric Ambulance at Old Spanish Days

It only lessens our environmental impact if the electricity to charge it's batteries is sourced from "green" generation facilities in amounts adequate enough to offset the added carbon emissions generated by mining, processing, and fabricating the EV battery over a standard ICE vehicle. Then there is the whole battery disposal process - while it possible to recycle them it currently isn't feasible and thus isn't be done at scale, then there is the carbon footprint and hazardous by-products produced when it is recycled........ and it isn't (currently) clear that EV's do lessen our environmental impact. We're making progress though.

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