FORD E-SERIES SUPER DUTY® AMBULANCE NOW CHEAPER

“¢    Market-leading Ford E-Series Super Duty® makes its Ambulance Preparation Package available with a gasoline engine, providing more power for quicker response ““ configuration includes comprehensive package of heavy-duty components at a lower initial acquisition cost
“¢    E-Series Super Duty Ambulance Prep Package offers a powerful, efficient and proven 6.8-liter Triton® V-10 gasoline engine, the TorqShift® five-speed automatic overdrive transmission and four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
“¢    Available for order this summer, the E-Series Super Duty Ambulance Prep Package is available in both van and cutaway configurations

CHICAGO, March 3, 2009 ““ A revised Ford E-Series Super Duty® Ambulance package for 2010 ““ featuring a proven 6.8-liter gasoline engine, a comprehensive array of heavy-duty components and a lower base model costs ““ will be unveiled today at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) trade show.
“The E-Series Super Duty has been the historical market leader in the ambulance segment,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president of Global Product Development. “Listening to our private fleet and municipal customers, we’re seeing demand for a rugged, powerful ambulance ““ running on comparatively less expensive gasoline ““ at a lower initial acquisition cost.”

Powerful and Responsive
The 2010 E-Series Super Duty gas Ambulance Prep Package features a powerful, responsive and fuel efficient 6.8-liter Triton® V-10 engine. This proven powerhouse delivers 305 horsepower and 420 ft.-lbs. of torque for responsive acceleration in critical emergency run situations.
This engine is mated to a 5R110W five-speed automatic overdrive transmission. Several rear axle ratios are available to meet diverse regional needs, such as higher altitudes. Large diameter 13.58-inch disc brakes and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) behind all four wheels will bring the E-Series to a smooth stop.

Built Ford Tough
The 2010 E-Series Super Duty Ambulance Prep Package features a comprehensive array of heavy-duty components specifically developed to meet the extreme service needs of ambulance use, including:
“¢    Auxiliary heater and air conditioning connector package
“¢    Available limited slip rear axle
“¢    Super heavy-duty (225 amp) alternator
“¢    Transmission cooler
The lower weight of the gasoline engine provides almost 600 pounds of additional payload capacity.
The Super Duty Ambulance Prep Package features proven “˜Built Ford Tough’ durability. In fact, there are more E-Series on the road with 250,000 miles ““ or more ““ than vans from any other manufacturer, based on R.L. Polk data for Ford vans from 1992-2006, in use as of March, 2007.

Safe and Clean

The Ford E-Series features standard air bags for both driver and passenger. The 2010 E-Series Super Duty gasoline Ambulance Prep Package also meets all applicable 2012 emission standards.

Cost-Consciousness
While final pricing has yet to be announced, two key elements position the E-Series Super Duty gasoline Ambulance Prep Package as the value-conscious entry in this segment.
Lower initial acquisition cost with the gasoline engine, as opposed to the incremental cost of a diesel powertrain, will make the gasoline-powered E-Series accessible to a wider audience of municipalities and private ambulance fleets.
The second element is the comparative cost of widely available unleaded regular fuel, as opposed to diesel fuel, also can represent a significant operational cost savings.

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