Crestline unveils Canada’s First Hybrid Ambulance
Saskatoon, SK, Canada — Crestline Coach, a global leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing, is unveiling Canada’s first hybrid ambulance today at the Ontario Association of Paramedics Conference (OAPC) in Ottawa, Ontario. Attendees can view Crestline’s revolutionary “green” ambulance today and tomorrow by visiting booth #115 at the Shaw Centre.
Crestline’s Fleetmax XL3 Hybrid ambulance incorporates several “green” technologies, including the XL3 Hybrid System and ACETECH’s ECO-Run module. The XL3 Hybrid System seamlessly installs onto original equipment manufacturer powertrains, using regenerative braking to help fleets increase fuel economy by 25%, lowering CO2 emissions by 20% while reducing its carbon footprint on the environment. Click here, to view the installation of the XL3 Hybrid System.
The ACETECH ECO-Run module is an idle-management tool that eliminates excessive idling on scene. The module monitors battery levels and compartment temperatures, automatically shutting the engine off when they are at optimal levels. When levels fall below set parameters, the module turns the engine back on. The module also includes security and safety features, emergency override, driver control and administrative lockout. The ECO can be installed as a stand-alone module on new and existing ambulances.
Solar panels were installed onto the roof of the ambulance to assist in powering the lifesaving equipment onboard as well as the conversion batteries, resulting in less maintenance and further enhancing fuel economy.
Crestline worked in partnership with Oxford County Paramedic Services (Oxford County, Ontario) to develop and customize the two Fleetmax XL3 Hybrid ambulances specific for their fleet. With these technologies in place, Oxford will be able to capture a multitude of data in relation to fuel saving reports, engine run and idle times, in addition to being able to understand the amount of savings on carbon emissions and footprint. The new ambulances will reduce Oxford’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by 10.7 eCO₂ tonnes. To learn more about Crestline & Oxford’s partnership, click here.
About Crestline Coach
Crestline Coach Ltd. is a worldwide leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing and a Canadian supplier of small to mid-sized buses. With safety, innovation and durability always at the forefront of their business, Crestline exceeds and inspires today’s industry standards. To learn more about Crestline visit www.crestlinecoach.com or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or YouTube.