Prevost Signs Agreement with Greyhound for 60 X3-45 Motorcoaches


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Prevost Signs Agreement with Greyhound for 60 X3-45 Motorcoaches
Sainte-Claire, QC, April 16, 2012 – The relationship between Greyhound and Prevost which began in 2007, continues with the signing of a new order for sixty (60) Prevost X3-45 motorcoaches. The coaches have been designed to meet the demanding needs of Greyhound and their customers.
Gaetan Bolduc, Prevost CEO, comments, “Greyhound and Prevost share a commitment to providing safe, efficient transportation to passengers across North America. The combined efforts of these two industry leading organizations will be a significant benefit to the transportation industry for the foreseeable future.”
The 60 X3-45 coaches are equipped with features which advance Prevost’s commitment to safety. Prevost AWARE is an innovative safety feature which includes Adaptive Cruise Braking, Following Distance Alert and Stationary Object Alert, providing timely information to the driver and encouraging good driving habits. Other Prevost safety features include the Prevost Electronic Stability Program, the Beru Tire Pressure Monitoring System and the Automatic Fire Suppression System. The coaches also boast dual 1800 watt inverters powering 110 volt outlets and Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the coach cabin for each passenger. Other highlights include an Aesys electronic destination sign and Prevost’s exclusive Swap & Plug wheelchair lift. In addition, the coaches will provide a clean, fuel-efficient drive train, showcasing the Volvo D13 EPA 2010 engine which surpasses EPA emissions standards.
“The motor coach order is an affirmation of Greyhound’s confidence in Prevost’s ability to deliver a high quality and reliable coach to our fleet,” said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “We are pleased to continue our relationship with Prevost in a shared vision to pursue further reductions in the total cost of ownership of the coach.”
Delivery of the X3-45 coaches is scheduled to begin in June 2012 and be completed in October 2012.
About Greyhound
Founded in 1914, Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across North America. It has become an American icon, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to nearly 25 million passengers each year. The Greyhound running dog is one of the most-recognized brands in the world.
About Prevost
Prevost is a leading manufacturer of premium intercity touring coaches and the world leader in the production of conversion coaches for high-end motorhome and specialty conversion. As part of the Volvo Group, it has access to the financial strength, research capability, and manufacturing expertise of the group. The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines. Prevost has its main manufacturing facilities in Sainte-Claire, Quebec, Canada and has eight Parts and Service Centers located in the United States and Canada.
For more information
Alan Dvoskin | Marketing Communications Prevost
7900 National Service Rd. Mailstop ALB-63 Greensboro, NC 27409
Tel.: +1 336 393-3077 | Fax: +1 336 393-2955