Newport Coachworks Hits Record Sales At The LCT Show In Las Vegas
24 February 2014
Newport Coachworks was one of the major exhibitors at last week’s LCT Show, one of the largest shuttle and charter events, where the company presented its shuttle bus range on a 2500sqft exhibition space. Newport Coachwork’s display of innovative and high quality shuttle and limo buses saw over 450 bus operators visit their stand from the US, Canada, France, and a number of other regions: During the show, the company took orders for over $1.6 Million.
The selling “star” was the Patriot, 19 to 23 seat shuttle bus, with 9 buses sold. 3 customers chose the biggest model, the Freedom 45, for its beautiful exterior design and finish. The up-market Limo bus with its fancy interior seduced 2 companies, for a total of 14 sales at the show!
JJ Bell, VP of Bell Transportation, one of the largest bus operators in Las Vegas said: “In an increasingly competitive market, we are looking for ways to differentiate ourselves and add value for our customers. Providing them with an outstanding ride and comfort level increases their satisfaction and helps us to grow our business. This is exactly what Newport Coachworks delivers for us.”
Carter Read, President of Newport Coachworks is delighted: “In February 2013 we opened our factory doors and in May 2013 we delivered our first bus. One year later, and we have experienced an incredible response to our participation at the LCT Show! I am very proud of what our team has been able to achieve. In addition to firm orders, we have had interest from a number of other potential customers which we will follow up after the show. We also had the opportunity to test the market acceptance of our electric bus through discussions with a number of interested parties, and many are excited to be offered a zero emission transport solution built to our high quality standards.”
JJ Bell confirmed: “An electric bus would give us an additional means of differentiation, and allow us to reduce our operational costs. It is the perfect solution for inter-urban short distance travel like we do in Las Vegas. We are looking forward to test driving the e-Patriot in the coming weeks.”
Newport Coachworks is planning to launch its 100% electric shuttle bus at the LCT Show in Las Vegas.
The fully American built electric shuttle bus, The e-PATRIOT, will be presented for the first time at the upcoming February 16-18th International LCT Show at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, one of the largest shuttle and charter events, where Newport Coachworks is presenting its shuttle bus range on a 2500sqft exhibition space.
The e-PATRIOT is produced at Newport Coachwork’s state of the art facility in Riverside where the company has been manufacturing its whole range of shuttle buses since the beginning of last year. The e-PATRIOT has been built to the highest specification using advanced proprietary techniques that utilize innovative light weight materials. It can travel up to 100 miles on a single charge, has a top speed of 60mph and can be equipped with a fast charging system. Its interior corresponds to the highest standards that buyers have come to expect from Newport Coachworks.
Carter Read, President of Newport Coachworks is very enthusiastic about the build of the e-PATRIOT: “We are very excited about launching our first zero emission bus at this major industry event in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is the perfect market for our newest shuttle bus and several bus operators have already shown their interest in being amongst the first to offer their customers zero emission, quiet and vibration free transport.”
Ian Hobday, CEO of Green Automotive adds: “We have been working hard over the past year to achieve our goal to build electric vehicles in America. We are confident that we are at a turning point in the company’s history. Our aim is to sell the electric shuttle bus not only in the USA but also into other markets. According to a new market study published in January by Report Linker, the worldwide market for electric buses and taxis will multiply over 8 times in the next decade, approaching $60 billion not long after that. There should be enough opportunities for us to go after.”
Newport Coachworks will be present at the LCT Show on stand nr.86, call us for more details on +1951-900-4300.