A new cargo electric bicycle ambulance

FlatSix911

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A great idea for first responders to zip through traffic and help stabilize a patient. ;)

Bicycles, and especially e-bikes, are often the quickest way to cut through urban traffic. And so it makes perfect sense to see them being transformed into ambulance e-bikes for first responders.
That’s exactly what a team at the tech firm Wunderman Thompson Paris set out to do when they designed their own electric bicycle ambulance. They partnered with the French e-mobility company Ecox Enterprises and with electric bicycle manufacturer Urban Arrow, using advice from the Paris Emergency Services (UMP).

An Urban Arrow front-loader electric cargo bike was used as the foundation for the ambulance. Powered by Bosch mid-drive motor, the electric bicycle ambulance uses a pair of 500 Wh batteries to ensure it won’t run out of juice while en route to an emergency. Together, the dual batteries provide up to 160 km (100 miles) of range from the pedal-assisted e-bike system.

The narrow bike uses only two wheels instead of a common three-wheeled cargo bike setup we’ve seen much of lately, helping it maintain a nimble ride and the ability to weave between cars. But to fit everything that a first responder paramedic might need in order to deliver critical first-aid at the scene of an emergency, an insulated 150 liter (5.3 cubic feet) cargo box was added to the bike.



Emergency_Bikes_the_new_city-proof_medical_vehicle-1.gif


Other ambulance-specific additions include a 140-decibel horn, blue medical symbols within the wheels and a blue flashing light to alert motorists to the novel e-bike’s emergency vehicle status.
Wunderman Thompson says the emergency e-bikes are currently available for use by emergency services. A local Paris doctor even purchased the first production unit and uses it personally to respond to emergencies, according to Newatlas. While these e-bike ambulances aren’t able to transport injured patients for secondary treatment, they can help paramedics reach accident scenes more quickly to administer critical life-saving aid on-site. That gives them time to stabilize patients while a conventional ambulance is still arriving and have the patient prepped for transport right away. See the ambulance e-bike in more detail in the video below.


 

Dallant

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A great idea for first responders to zip through traffic and help stabilize a patient. ;)

Bicycles, and especially e-bikes, are often the quickest way to cut through urban traffic. And so it makes perfect sense to see them being transformed into ambulance e-bikes for first responders.
That’s exactly what a team at the tech firm Wunderman Thompson Paris set out to do when they designed their own electric bicycle ambulance. They partnered with the French e-mobility company Ecox Enterprises and with electric bicycle manufacturer Urban Arrow, using advice from the Paris Emergency Services (UMP).

An Urban Arrow front-loader electric cargo bike was used as the foundation for the ambulance. Powered by Bosch mid-drive motor, the electric bicycle ambulance uses a pair of 500 Wh batteries to ensure it won’t run out of juice while en route to an emergency. Together, the dual batteries provide up to 160 km (100 miles) of range from the pedal-assisted e-bike system.

The narrow bike uses only two wheels instead of a common three-wheeled cargo bike setup we’ve seen much of lately, helping it maintain a nimble ride and the ability to weave between cars. But to fit everything that a first responder paramedic might need in order to deliver critical first-aid at the scene of an emergency, an insulated 150 liter (5.3 cubic feet) cargo box was added to the bike.



Emergency_Bikes_the_new_city-proof_medical_vehicle-1.gif


Other ambulance-specific additions include a 140-decibel horn, blue medical symbols within the wheels and a blue flashing light to alert motorists to the novel e-bike’s emergency vehicle status.
Wunderman Thompson says the emergency e-bikes are currently available for use by emergency services. A local Paris doctor even purchased the first production unit and uses it personally to respond to emergencies, according to Newatlas. While these e-bike ambulances aren’t able to transport injured patients for secondary treatment, they can help paramedics reach accident scenes more quickly to administer critical life-saving aid on-site. That gives them time to stabilize patients while a conventional ambulance is still arriving and have the patient prepped for transport right away. See the ambulance e-bike in more detail in the video below.


Very cool! And it would make a great ice cream bike!🍦
 

Taylor57

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A great idea for first responders to zip through traffic and help stabilize a patient. ;)

Bicycles, and especially e-bikes, are often the quickest way to cut through urban traffic. And so it makes perfect sense to see them being transformed into ambulance e-bikes for first responders.
That’s exactly what a team at the tech firm Wunderman Thompson Paris set out to do when they designed their own electric bicycle ambulance. They partnered with the French e-mobility company Ecox Enterprises and with electric bicycle manufacturer Urban Arrow, using advice from the Paris Emergency Services (UMP).

An Urban Arrow front-loader electric cargo bike was used as the foundation for the ambulance. Powered by Bosch mid-drive motor, the electric bicycle ambulance uses a pair of 500 Wh batteries to ensure it won’t run out of juice while en route to an emergency. Together, the dual batteries provide up to 160 km (100 miles) of range from the pedal-assisted e-bike system.

The narrow bike uses only two wheels instead of a common three-wheeled cargo bike setup we’ve seen much of lately, helping it maintain a nimble ride and the ability to weave between cars. But to fit everything that a first responder paramedic might need in order to deliver critical first-aid at the scene of an emergency, an insulated 150 liter (5.3 cubic feet) cargo box was added to the bike.



Emergency_Bikes_the_new_city-proof_medical_vehicle-1.gif


Other ambulance-specific additions include a 140-decibel horn, blue medical symbols within the wheels and a blue flashing light to alert motorists to the novel e-bike’s emergency vehicle status.
Wunderman Thompson says the emergency e-bikes are currently available for use by emergency services. A local Paris doctor even purchased the first production unit and uses it personally to respond to emergencies, according to Newatlas. While these e-bike ambulances aren’t able to transport injured patients for secondary treatment, they can help paramedics reach accident scenes more quickly to administer critical life-saving aid on-site. That gives them time to stabilize patients while a conventional ambulance is still arriving and have the patient prepped for transport right away. See the ambulance e-bike in more detail in the video below.



What happens when that e-ambulance scrapes a nice chuck out of your 911?
 

FlatSix911

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What happens when that e-ambulance scrapes a nice chuck out of your 911?
Yeah, I was thinking that the Cargo Ambulance may be at risk of causing an accident slicing through traffic as in the video! :eek:
 

legsofbeer

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Great idea. The quicker you apply the defibrillator and/or start intubation the better the patient's chances. The ambulance ride (usually) happens after patient stabilization.

What happens when that e-ambulance scrapes a nice chuck out of your 911?
There are no unscuffed motor vehicles in Paris.
 

Timpo

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That idea is nothing new.

You don't ever see them in USA / Canada, but you will see motorcycle paramedic in other counties.

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