Lion Bus, a premium grade manufacturer of Type C school and MFSAB busses and NGV Motori, a worldwide leader in alternative fuel conversion systems, announced today a Strategic Manufacturing Alliance to bring the first OEM Type C school bus to the American marketplace. The first Lion NGV Motori bus was introduced at the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) conference in Dallas, Texas today. Sales and distribution of this cutting-edge student transportation platform will be overseen by First Priority Bus Sales, a First Priority Global company.
Commenting on this breakthrough product, Fury Zaidi, President of NGV Texas commented “Over the past years, our customers have often requested an OEM CNG solution school bus to complement our well known CNG conversion packages. By teaming with the unique qualities of Lion Bus, we believe we have found a partner who will carry the legacy of Motori’s 30 plus years of excellence worldwide effectively to the American school bus marketplace, serving an obvious need in the evolving field of clean energy student transportation”.
Marc Bedard, President of Lion Bus noted “We are pleased to add the NGV Motori International DT466 CNG engine to our growing offerings in the clean energy field. Lion is quickly becoming seen not only for its alternative energy school bus options, but for its industry-leading features that result in Lion’s Type C reputation for the lowest overall cost of ownership for America’s school bus operators. As importantly, our CNG model is a production-ready reality, with orders being taken now for fourth quarter 2015 deliveries. At Lion Bus, we consider it an honor to team with the like-minded visionaries at NGV Motori in this exciting project”.
Lion Bus/NGV Motori will team with First Priority Bus Sales to bring this product to market. “As a First Priority Global company, we are focused on being a solutions-driven entity” observed Bob Freeman, FPG CEO. “Whether all electric, CNG or propane autogas transportation products, we are dedicated to preserving the environment for America’s school children through the innovation, integrity and superlative customer service culture that has allowed us to grow to a position of national stature in the specialty vehicle industry. Our affiliation with Lion/Motori will further raise that bar for our hard-working team”.
For more information on the cooperation between all companies please read Two Partnerships Announced at ACT Expo 2015 in Dallas