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Mercedes wins £4m ambulance contract

LONDON Ambulance Service NHS Trust has ordered 130 Sprinter-based units worth about £4 million.

They are being introduced initially in south-east London but will then be phased in more widely across the capital. The trust plans to switch its entire 395-strong fleet to Mercedes-Benz over the next four years.

The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust came down in favour of Mercedes-Benz after a wide-ranging evaluation exercise that involved ambulance crews and other NHS staff.

London Ambulance head of fleet Colin Jolly said: 'We were very anxious to involve staff fully at every stage in the vehicle evaluation exercise. The feedback we received was very positive, while Mercedes-Benz played its part too by listening carefully to our requirements and responding in the right way.'

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