Dubai Ambulance: Lotus in fleet of supercars
If the Dubai Police has impressed with a fleet of supercars, then the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) is steadily racing ahead as it adds a Lotus to its fast fleet, which already includes two Ford Mustangs that were launched in June.
The third supercar was officially launched at the ongoing Gitex Technology Week at the Dubai World Trade Centre, with officials revealing that more cars will be added to the fleet in the upcoming months, without revealing further information on the make and model of those vehicles.
An official from DCAS further told Emirates 24|7: “These supercars will serve as the first respondent vehicles during emergencies and will be stationed near Burj Khalifa and the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), where you have a high influx of tourist traffic.
“The idea behind adding these sports cars to the fleet was also to ensure that these compact cars can reach places that were once inaccessible to the bigger ambulance vans.”
The interiors of the Lotus and the Mustangs have been designed by Dubai Ambulance, which are kitted out with 60 per cent of the medical equipment that you would find in a full-sized paramedic van.
The official further revealed: “From oxygen to minor surgical procedures, we have everything in these supercars that is required until the emergency backup arrives on the scene.”
These supercars are expected to reduce the response time from the current eight minutes to four, which could make all the difference between life and death during an emergency.
The Lotus retails between Dh330,000-Dh400,000 and can reach 0 to 60mph in 5.8 seconds.
Earlier in March, DCAS also added two ambulance bicycles to its current fleet, which already comprised four bikes for rapid intervention during emergencies.
All above images courtesy Ashok Verma
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