In times of accelerating climate change, and in light of increasing resource scarcity, more efficient systems and new methods are more important than ever. Ambulanz Mobile recognised this need before other vehicle customisation firms: as early as 2003 we had started to bring the first integrated blue light system to the Hornis and incorporate reusable materials into our existing interior furnishing production.
By applying this environmentally attitude – emphasising resource efficiency and safety in the development of new products – Ambulanz Mobile was able to gather experiences from an early stage. In both the new and on-going development of core products such as Tauris, Hornis, Delfis and Tigris, multiple efficiency measures have been consistently integrated in compliance with Ambulanz Mobile’s typical vehicle safety. Find out more about these efficiency measures: aerodynamics, LED technology, recycling in interior customisation, weight reduction.
Probably the most striking efficiency measures concern aerodynamically shaped roof constructions with integrated blue light systems to replace traditional blue light bars. Ambulanz Mobile is the only emergency vehicle customisation firm that is able to demonstrate the savings that result from this switch through various tests in the Daimler AG and Volkswagen AG wind tunnel. Depending on vehicle type, between one and two litres of fuel can be saved per 100 km. Considering, for example, that an ambulance has an average mileage of up to 60,000 km per year with an anticipated six year service life, then per vehicle, ultimately around 3,500 – 7,2000 litres of diesel can be saved and around 190 – 380 kg of harmful CO2 can be kept from release into the environment.
The second efficiency measure is also striking: LED technology. Both the blue lights and the most of the backlights (including the brake, indicator and reversing lights) are equipped with the long-life, low-consumption light technology of the future. They require around 40% less energy than traditional systems. The vehicle can therefore produce less energy, saving more fuel and also reducing CO2 emissions.
The third efficiency measure is the utilisation of 100% recyclable ABS material. It requires no special treatment after its life in the vehicle has come to an end - unlike, for example, interiors made from fibreglass. After crushing, it can be reused in numerous fields, including Ambulanz Mobile vehicles. When new vehicles are produced, recycled ABS plastic is already being used in non-visible areas.
The fourth efficiency measure is not usually visible, but it one of the most important: weight reduction. Potential savings have been carried out for each product without compromising on safety. A particularly good example of this is the innovative composite construction of the Tigis. It combines light aluminium elements in a sandwich construction within a high-strength aluminium frame. Less weight means more fuel saving – a great example of lightweight construction and safety not being mutually exclusive.