With the current limitations (no pun intended) of battery-electric vehicles like the Th!nk City, one of the last places we'd expect to see one operating is as an ambulance. After all, when life is on the line, top speed and range suddenly become of paramount concern. On the other hand, our health is affected by the emissions of cars and trucks, so any way to reduce fuel consumption and pollution is a positive thing.

In the case of the Dutch Island of Terschelling, the Th!nk City should prove plenty capable of ambulance duty since there's only 4,700 residents on the entire island. With just 12 miles of paved roads on the island, the Th!nk City's 112-mile range shouldn't pose too much of a problem, and its top speed of about 65 miles per hour is likely sufficient.

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First aid Think City style - The return of the electrical ambulance

If you find yourself in need of medical support on the island of Terschelling in the Netherlands, don't be surprised to see help arriving in a nifty little electric ambulance.

The concept of electrical ambulances is not new. In fact, in the early 20th century ambulances were powered by electricity. Nowadays however, an electrical ambulance is a rare sight. The Dutch company, UMCG Ambulance Service is keen to demonstrate its environmentally responsible ethos, so has decided to complement its fleet of ambulances with an all electric Think City.

With a range of 180 km, the Think City is well suited for the distances covered on the island of Terschelling. Fully equipped with life saving medical equipment, the ambulance gives good support to the other ambulances and is very well suited for giving first aid.

Terschelling is located in the northern Netherlands and is one of the West Frisian Islands. A large part of the island has become a nature reserve and the municipal of Terschelling is working hard to reduce emissions to become a CO2 neutral island. The Think City electrical ambulance is making a vital contribution to achieving this goal.

Think's partner in the Netherlands is ElmoNet www.elmonet.nl

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