Wheelchair personal transport & wheelchair taxi's
With its relatively large height opening, the patient integral with the wheelchair can be hoist-rolled in and out of the vehicle for the transportation in a compact vehicle.
A large side opening having a slide door with a seating arrangement for the paramedic adjacent to the patient, are important traits of this type of ambulance.
Such ambulances are relatively swift and has its function in difficult to manipulate and congested cities.
Although this is a small ambulance for a single wheelchair patient, the larger Sprinter or Vito counterparts may be adapted for simultaneous transport of more patients.
In all these cases, running cost and initial investment economics are the essence.
There is also a 4x4 variant (lowest blue car with window in the roof) or a partially opening roof in the van variant (red), but also the 1.5 and 2 L diesel motor variants, but also the petrol variant.
In an example of the 4x4 variant : Petrol 1598 cc motor delivering a max. power of 94 HP at 5000 rpm with a max. torque 148 Nm at 3750 rpm, manual 5 speed gear train and a max. speed of 153 km/hour petrol usage of 8.6 Liter/100 km.
On the other hand the 4x4 is also with the 1.9 Liter diesel with avg. consumption of 6 L/100 km, variant with 85 HP and 180 Nm torque resulting in a max. speed of 146 km/hour.
Typically Tyre size 195/65R15, vehicle weight 1410 kg with payload 570 kg, with ABS and very competitive in its class.