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 2500sqm 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 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.”