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In England, Formula 1 Tech is Making Buses More Efficient

In 2012, the Audi R18 e-tron Quattro won the 24 Hour of Le Mans endurance race with the help of an electric flywheel that converted energy from braking into power for a supplementary electric motor. Called the GKN Hybrid Power Gyrodrive, the flywheel enabled the R18 to conserve fuel throughout the grueling race without sacrificing power.   Now, the company that designed the Gyrodrive is selling the technology to a British automotive and aerospace conglomerate that plans to install the devices on 500 buses over the next two years. In preliminary tests, the device was able to cut fuel consumption… Read more »

Former Tesla Employee Making Electric City Buses

Since the company was founded over a decade ago by a pair of bold entrepreneurs, Tesla Motors has continually defied expectations and shattered records with their line of electric cars, changing the way we think about the long-term practicality and potential impact of these futuristic vehicles. Now, a former employee of Tesla is working to make a similar impact on the bus market.   Proterra is a Greenville, S.C.-based company that was founded in 2004 by bus industry veteran Dale Hill. By the time Ryan Popple of Tesla joined the team, Proterra was poised to do something truly remarkable. Since… Read more »

Meet Seattle’s Bus-Riding Dog

Last year, Seattle’s Metro Transit system set an all-time ridership record with 120 million people taking trips on the city’s buses. Among these riders was a short, hairy, four-legged and remarkably independent patron who took frequent solo rides to the local dog park. Eclipse, the two-year-old black lab mix who regularly goes on solo adventures on the bus, has become a welcome addition to the city’s thriving transit system.   “All the bus drivers know her,” said fellow rider Tiona Rainwater in an interview with local Seattle TV news station KOMO. “She makes everybody happy. How could you not love… Read more »

Product Spotlight: MCI D-Series Coaches

Since it was first introduced in the early 1990’s, The D-Series has become the undisputed workhorse of the MCI coach bus lineup. They’re known for being comfortable, economical, and reliable. Here at Northwest Bus Sales, we’re fortunate enough to have a number of these buses on our lot at the moment. Today, we’ll look at a few of our favorites.   1997 MCI 102-DL3   Here we have a well maintained DL3 in excellent condition. A little wear and tear in high-traffic areas, but a bus with plenty of life left in it. Powered by a hefty Detroit series 60… Read more »

See a School Bus Become a Food Truck

A Netherlands based company, appropriately named the Food Truck Company, has devoted itself to repurposing used vehicles for up-and-coming food truck companies. The process of turning a public transport vehicle into a roving kitchen is no small undertaking, and now thanks to a video the company recently posted on their YouTube page, we can watch the whole process from start to finish. This particular bus was converted for the Dutch food truck company Felix.   Food trucks have become hot items on the streets of many American Cities in recent years, offering their patrons fresh and flexible food options at… Read more »

Used Bus Buying Checklist

Purchasing used buses is one way many organizations save money when they need to add to their fleet. Thanks to advances in modern manufacturing, buses have longer lifespans than ever and businesses are able to find great quality used buses that will provide them with many years of reliable service.   What should you know, or ask, when purchasing a used bus?   Determine How the Bus Will Be Used   There are a multitude of used buses on the market today, from school buses to limousines. Likewise, knowing how you will use the bus will guide your purchasing decision…. Read more »

Need a New Bus? Look No Further Than NW Bus Sales

At Northwest Bus Sales, in addition to our extensive inventory of used vehicles, we also offer new buses for customers seeking long-term transportation solutions. We’re an authorized dealer of both Starcraft and Ameritrans buses; industry leaders in quality and comfort. We carry a variety of models to accommodate the needs of customers in a diverse set of industries. From small 8 passenger shuttle buses to larger 47 passenger touring coaches – if you’re in the market for a new bus, Northwest Bus Sales is here to help.   Starcraft Allstar MVP   The Allstar MVP is a perfect option for… Read more »

Product Spotlight: 2000 Prevost H3-45 56 Passenger Bus

Prevost has been an industry-leading bus manufacturer since the 1930’s, building buses renowned for their attractive designs and reliable construction. In fact, their designs are so well regarded that they’ve been employed by Ground Force One, the fleet of vehicles that transports the President of the United States and other high-profile dignitaries across the country. Here at Northwest Bus Sales, we’re fortunate enough to have a number of Prevost’s H3-45 models available on our lot. In this entry, we’ll take a close-up look at this excellent coach bus.   Under the hood of the H3-45, you’ll find a powerful Detroit… Read more »

New Listing Highlight: 2001 Prevost XL II Highway Coach

A true benchmark of style and reliability, the Prevost XL II is a great highway coach! Northwest Bus Sales is proud to bring to you a used 2001 Prevost LeMirage XL II. This 55 passenger highway coach is powered by the great combination of a Detroit Diesel Series 60 motor and an Allison B500 automatic transmission. This coach is also equipped with a wheelchair lift to assist in loading and unloading passengers with disabilities.  2001 Prevost XL II Highway Coach Some of the other features found in this Prevost include bonded windows, which help with the great exterior styling of… Read more »

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