The relationship between Greyhound Lines Inc. and Prevost Car Co., which began in 2007, continues with the signing of a new order for 90 Prevost X3-45 motorcoaches. According to a press release, the coaches have been designed by Prevost to meet tough standards set by Greyhound’s commitment to customer satisfaction.
Gaetan Bolduc, Prevost president and CEO, said, “Prevost is proud to once again supply high-quality coaches which realize the criteria established by Greyhound and its passengers. Taking into consideration the safety of passengers and drivers across North America, Prevost and Greyhound have worked together to set the highest standards for our industry.”
The 90 X3-45 coaches are equipped with several safety features, including Adaptive Cruise Braking, Following Distance Alert and Stationary Object Alert, along with 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. 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 engine which surpasses EPA emissions standards.
“We have been pleased with the Prevost X3-45 coaches, which have been used in both our Greyhound Express and BoltBus services,” said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines. “Our customers like the comfortable ride and modern amenities, and we’re focused on the latest safety features, all of which are in a quality product that Prevost delivers for our fleet.”
Delivery of the X3-45 coaches is scheduled to begin in May 2013 and be completed in April 2014.