Over a hundred visitors at Green Automotive’s Open Day
On May 4th 2013, Green Automotive organized its first Open Day to present its new Newport Coachwork’s manufacturing facility in Riverside, California. Over 100 shareholders, customers, potential investors and journalists joined the company to view the first buses to roll off the production line and to share the tremendous progress the company achieved over the past few months.
The Newport Coachworks team has been working hard to build its first “all American” shuttle buses in its new state of the art production facility and is now starting to deliver the first buses to its major customer Don Brown who has placed several orders that are expected to fill the plant’s current capacity for the next 2 years. Not only are the new bus designs beautiful to see both inside and out, but in addition, the manufacturing techniques employed reduce weight, improve comfort and provide greater reliability. The processes are also cleaner, using low solvent or waterborne paints, and just 22% resin content versus the more normal 60% in Fibreglass production.
GAC shareholder D. Stevens stated: “We are amazed what the new management and their teams have been able to achieve over the past few months: from nothing 6 months ago, we are standing in a state-of-the-art-manufacturing facility; right next to me the highest quality shuttle buses are produced with the latest manufacturing technology available and these are all already sold to the market. And the first all electric shuttle bus is already under development!”
GAC shareholder S. Wells said: “It is very encouraging to see that these buses are made of over 90% of American components – this is great for our economy. We are proud to be one of GAC’s shareholders and to be part of this exciting development”.
Green Automotive director Ian Hobday on the company’s acquisition of Liberty Electric Cars and Newport Coachworks
Green Automotive Company in the USA recently acquired Liberty Electric Cars in the UK. Director Ian Hobday talks in this movie about the rationale behind the business move and why the future looks very bright for Electric Vehicles in general, and GAC, Newport Coachworks and Liberty Electric Cars in particular.
From business strategy to IP and Electric Vehicle technology advantages Hobday provides a useful insight into the rapidly changing world of personal and business transport, from the Company’s fully Electric Zero Emission Range Rovers capable of 100mph, 60mph in 7 seconds and an incredible 200 mile range on a single charge, through to Electric Buses that are being designed for production and zero emission roll out from GAC’s recently acquired Newport Coachworks Company.