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Forest River, Creative Bus Sales & Phoenix Motorcars form a partnership to rollout zero emission electric shuttle & school buses

March 26, 2019







Forest River, Creative Bus Sales & Phoenix Motorcars
form a partnership to rollout zero emission
electric shuttle & school buses.




Forest River Inc., Creative Bus Sales & Phoenix Motorcars have formed an alliance to jointly develop, build and distribute electric zero emission buses. As part of the agreement, Phoenix Motorcars will be the supplier of electric drivetrains for all zero-emission shuttle & school buses built by Forest River on the Ford E450 chassis with the Starcraft Bus body. Creative Bus Sales will be the exclusive factory representative for the range of products sold under this agreement.




Starcraft Bus, a division of Forest River Inc. is the largest shuttle bus builder in North America and is America’s fastest growing school bus manufacturer.


“Forest River is the leading shuttle bus manufacturer in the country and this partnership with Phoenix Motorcars enables us to maintain that edge. Matched with industry leading EV solutions from Phoenix Motorcars and the unparalleled network of Creative Bus Sales, switching to electric will be an easy & seamless process for customers,” says David Wright, President of Forest River Bus.


Creative Bus Sales, the largest dealer for buses in the US, will exclusively sell and service the new range of electric shuttle and school buses across their U.S. locations. Phoenix Motorcars will train and certify technicians across Creative locations to perform warranty repairs and service.


“Together with Forest River and Phoenix Motorcars, we bring the most competent electric buses to our customers. Phoenix Motorcars is the industry leader in the Class 4 electric shuttle bus segment, we are excited to be working together and bringing best in class products supported by our superior sales & service network,” said Tony Matijevich, President of Creative Bus Sales on the partnership.


The shuttle & school buses will be powered by Phoenix’s latest electric drivetrain technology, offering up to 130 miles range on a single charge. The vehicles offer dual charging capability, compatible to both the Level III 50KW CHAdeMO charger and a J1772 Level II charger.


The versatility of the cutaway chassis will be retained with multiple seating configurations offered. The zero emission buses will also be equipped with state of the art telematics solutions, offering real time operating info for fleet owners and remote diagnostics for service.


Emad Fakhoury, CEO of Phoenix Motorcars said, “The synergy between Forest River, Creative Bus Sales and Phoenix Motor Cars will bring the best electric powered transportation solutions to customers across the United States.


Phoenix is continuing to invest in developing cutting edge electric drivetrain technologies and with such great alliance will accelerate the advancement of zero emission transportation.”


Phoenix Motorcars powered Starcraft electric buses will reach customers starting Q2 2019. A large number of buses are scheduled for delivery, including 29 for the US EPA funded South Coast Air Quality Management District project to electrify shuttles across key airports in Southern California.



Creative Bus Sales Acquires National Bus Sales

September 14, 2016

Creative Bus Sales Acquires National Bus Sales


Nation’s Largest Bus Dealership Continues its Expansion into 6 New Regional Locations




Chino, CA – September 14, 2016. Creative Bus Sales, the Nation’s largest bus dealership with 16 locations across the United States, today announced the acquisition of National Bus Sales, the second largest bus dealership with 13 locations throughout the country. With this acquisition, Creative Bus Sales expands its industry leading sales and service locations while increasing nationwide support for its transit, school and retail bus customers.


“This acquisition represents a significant strategic move for Creative and validates the company’s mission to provide unparalleled sales, service and aftermarket support for our nationwide customer base”, commented Tony Matijevich, President of Creative Bus Sales.  “It not only enables our sales team to serve additional markets, but also benefits our manufacturer partners by bringing an elevated standard of quality products and services to customers in an efficient and economical manner.”


National Bus Sales, founded in 1974, is headquartered in Marietta, GA and primarily serves the Southeast, Central, and Mid Atlantic markets with a very similar product line as Creative Bus Sales.  National Bus Sales currently has over 100 employees in its sales and service locations. Like Creative Bus Sales, National Bus Sales is a family owned and operated company.


“There is tremendous synergy between the two companies when you look at our respective product lines and unique dealership locations”, stated John Smith, Chairman, National Bus Sales.  “The acquisition makes a lot of sense for the industry and our valued customer base.  Our customers and our employees will be in good hands with Creative.”



Celebrating its 36th anniversary, Creative Bus Sales is the nation’s largest bus dealership, representing over 20 top manufacturers in multiple strategic locations across the country. With hundreds of units in stock, including alternative fuel buses and vans, Creative offers new and used bus sales, online parts ordering, service, warranty, in-house financing, and alternative fuel conversions, including CNG, propane and electric. Visit us at CreativeBusSales.com or on social media: Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. 800.326.2877. Sales@CreativeBusSales.com.