GreenPower Motor Co. Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission, electric-powered medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has appointed the RWC Group as a dealer for its BEAST (Battery Electric Automotive School Transportation) school bus in Arizona and Washington, and in Clark County in Nevada.
RWC Group will take delivery of two GreenPower BEAST school buses in April and has committed to at least 12 more BEAST school buses in the first year.
The BEAST is a purpose-built, all-electric, 40-foot Type D school bus with a range of up to 150 miles and a 194.5 kWh battery pack. The vehicles can charge up to 20 kW on a standard J1772 protocol or DC fast charge, with additional standard features including air ride suspension, pass-through storage, and air disk brakes. The BEAST offers a monocoque chassis design and is built from the ground up to be battery electric.
“The appointment of RWC to our dealer channel provides GreenPower access to additional markets where there is demand for our all-electric BEAST Type D school bus,” comments Brendan Riley, president of GreenPower. “GreenPower will continue to set the standard for student transportation as the BEAST demonstrates its front rank on a larger scale.”