e-PATRIOT Electric Shuttle Bus
Newport Coachworks, a Green Automotive Company subsidiary, presented earlier this year an electric shuttle bus called the e-PATRIOT at the International LCT Show at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in February.
It's made in California, has a range of up to 100 miles and 16-passenger seating capacity. Top speed is over 60 mph. Optionally, it can be equipped with a 20-minute DC fast charging system.
"The e-PATRIOT is produced at Newport Coachworks’ state of the art facility in Riverside, California where the company has been manufacturing its whole range of shuttle buses since February 2013. The e-PATRIOT has been built to the highest specifications using advanced proprietary techniques that utilize innovative lightweight 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 high standards that buyers have come to expect from Newport Coachworks."
Available incentives can erase 50% of the price of e-Patriot. However, we believe that Newport Coachworks is still looking for its first customer.
"Here are just a few examples: in California the “Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP)” provides vouchers to help California fleets purchase zero-emission trucks and buses. In addition the Motor Vehicle Registration Fee Program provides funding for projects that reduce air pollution from on- and off-road vehicles. The Colorado Energy Office and Regional Air Quality Council provide grants to support plug-in electric vehicle adoption in fleets. The Community Conservation Challenge (CCC) program, which the Indiana Office of Energy Development administers, offers grants ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 for community energy conservation efforts, including projects that deploy alternative fuel vehicles in fleets.
One of the most attractive markets for the e-Patriot is airport transport, as charging requirements can be met easily and operators benefit from the “Zero Emissions Airport Vehicle and Infrastructure Pilot Program” that provides funding to airports for 50% of the eligible cost to acquire zero emission vehicles."
Below is video on e-PATRIOT.
"The e-Patriot, all American built electric shuttle bus, manufactured in Riverside, California by Newport Coachworks a subsidiary of Green Automotive Company."