Saturday, October 24, 2009

You may die en route, but you'll be doing it for the planet

If you've ever worried about off-setting an energy hungry ambulance trip to the ED, worry no further:

Medic! Spanish bifuel ambulances curb emissions, disappoint drivers

In a bid to go green, a Spanish ambulance company has trialled natural gas / petrol vehicles. Unfortunately, they have a limited range (250 km), don't go as fast as the regular diesel vehicles, and you can't find anywhere to fill them up.

Given that Spain has an "opt-out" organ donation policy (everyone is a donor unless specifically stated otherwise), and most beating heart donors result from motor vehicle accidents, the delayed transit time might work out OK in the long run. At least for the folks on renal dialysis.

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