GAC’s subsidiary Newport Coachworks hits record sales at the LCT Show in Las Vegas
California, 24th 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!
Green Automotive signs binding agreement to acquire Blackhawk Manufacturing Inc. at the LCT Show in Las Vegas
California, 18th February 2014
Green Automotive has signed a binding agreement to buy California and Mexico-based Blackhawk Manufacturing Inc. and its affiliated companies.
Blackhawk is one of the foremost manufacturers of specialist composite materials with facilities in Bloomington CA and Tijuana Mexico and is generating sales of circa $5m per annum.
Blackhawk was founded in 1994 and operates from two production sites it owns: a 10 acre site in California (which GAC will have a binding option to purchase) and a 3 acre site in Mexico (which will be acquired when this agreement closes).
The company focuses on the production of custom parts for clients throughout the USA and South America, using open mold (fibreglass) Thermoforming, injected urethane and resin infusion techniques.
Green Automotive Company Announces The Launch Of It’s 100% Electric Shuttle Bus In Las Vegas Mid February
California, 28th January 2014
GAC’s Californian subsidiary 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 (www.lctshow.com), 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.”