“Preparing the interior of the coach by cleaning and disinfecting before and after each trip is customary, but the challenge was how to keep it clean during a trip,” said Brian Parker, head of operations for SES. “Introducing the air purification process through which the air is regularly refreshed ensures we provide a passenger environment that is as clean and safe as possible.”
The air purification system generates ions which attach to particles suspended in the air inside the vehicle increasing the weight of the particles making them fall to the floor where they can be cleaned and removed. It also filters out viruses, molds, allergens, and germs allowing riders to be more confident in their safety while in the coach.
“The air in a Prevost coach is replaced every five minutes,” said Eric DeGeorge, customer support manager for Prevost. “We’re confident in the functionality of the air purifier system to improve air quality for drivers and passengers alike.”
Parker said the installation process was completed quickly and with little vehicle downtime. “We were pleased to discover it’s a fairly simple job,” he said. “A Prevost technician visited us here at our shop and trained our staff so they can perform the work in the future.”
Founded in 1933, SES has been a loyal Prevost customer for nearly 90 years. “The Prevost and Volvo family focuses on safety, so it makes for a great partnership,” Parker said. “We are committed to the safety of our customers, and the purification system is one very significant aspect of our overall safety philosophy.”
While the air purifier is maintenance free, coaches must still be cleaned on a regular basis according to the guidelines in the Prevost Vehicle Disinfection Procedure for the system to be fully effective. Air purifiers are available for Prevost X3 and H3 seated coach models, as well as Volvo 9700 models. For more information or to order an air purifier kit for your coach, contact your Prevost regional parts sales manager or visit our website.
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 nineteen Parts and Service Centers located throughout the United States and Canada. www.prevostcar.com
About Southeastern Stages
Founded in 1933, Southeastern Stages is third generation family owned and operated bus transportation provider with a steadfast focus on providing safe, reliable and affordable intercity transportation in the Southeast. With headquarters in Atlanta, GA, Southeastern Stages operates a fleet of modern motorcoaches and several bus stations throughout Georgia and South Carolina, connecting travelers in the Southeast to cities and towns throughout North America. Specializing in regularly scheduled bus service, Southeastern Stages also offers charter service throughout North America. For more information, visit www.southeasternstages.com
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