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    Official: Mercedes-Benz showcases SLS AMG ambulance concept at emergency vehicle expo

    Retasking a supercar as a pace car for a racing series has almost become standard fare. We've even seen the odd exotic commissioned to serve as a police car. But as an ambulance? Of all the vehicles that could fit the task, the supercar might seem the least likely, but Mercedes-Benz is evidently ...

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    Video: First responders learn EV rescue techniques on Chevy Volt

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    While a vocal gaggle of Birkenstock-wearing tree-huggers might be rambling on about how we need to replace the internal combustion engine overnight with EVs, we know that phasing out the automobile as we know them just isn't that simple. Among the ...

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    Chicago 2010: Even civil servants appreciate a nice ride

    Work vehicles at Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to one of Chicago's most famous poets, Carl Sandburg, it's the City of the Broad Shoulders. There has been some debate about exactly what he meant by that, but we'd like to think it has something to do ...

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    Bizarre Medical Wagon: BMW presents X6 ambulance at rescue vehicle show

    BMW X6 xDrive50i Ambulance – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    You know you've always wanted to drive a four-hundred-horsepower BMW through city streets like a bat out of hell, and now the Bavarian automaker has the legal remedy. All you'll need to do is get certified as an ambulance ...

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    Flipside: Is crash safety endangering accident victims?

    Crash safety ratings are a big selling point – who's going to buy a car with just two stars? In pursuit of salable collision performance, automakers have turned to stronger metals and better construction, and consumers can reap the benefit by choosing from a panoply of highly rated vehicles. ...

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    GM offers HUMMER H3 First Responder package

    In a smart little initiative, GM is targeting fire/rescue personnel by offering a special First Responder package on the HUMMER H3. Here's the deal: firefighters and rescue workers associated with fire departments who buy or lease an H3 between October 1 and December 31, 2006 will receive the First ...


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