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Mercedes Benz Sprinters join the ASM-Aetna fleet.

MANCHESTER — Aetna and ASM took delivery of three Mercedes Sprinter Ambulances from American Emergency Vehicles (AEV) on November 4th. This is the first batch of ambulances to arrive in Manchester with the Mercedes badging since Dodge ceased production under their label. To dispel the rumors, the Mercedes version of the Sprinter ambulance is actually several thousand dollars less in original purchase price than the Dodge predecessor. See ASM and Aetna’s Mercedes Sprinters after markings and ready for duty here…

The three vehicles will eventually be added to the fleet that already includes 23 Dodge Sprinter ambulances. Known for fuel economy and a taller patient treatment area, Aetna-ASM began the change to Sprinters from Ford F-350s in 2009.  Read articles on the switch…

The Mercedes Sprinters will receive the same markings as the Dodge versions.

It has been reported to Aetna-ASM that the company operates the second largest fleet of Sprinter ambulances that AEV has produced, after Acadian Ambulance in Louisiana. Read Inc. Magazine’s article about Acadian Ambulance’s switch to Mercedes… 

See ASM on the AEV website

Once labeled and lettered, the Mercedes versions will closely resemble the current Dodge ambulances. The patterns and details Aetna-ASM use are known as “Battenburg” design and are in use across Europe, especially in the British Isles. The world’s largest EMS agency, London Ambulance Service, converted their entire fleet to this design in 2004 to promote crew safety through a reduced number of accidents.

 

The interior is also badged for Mercedes