GreenPower Motor Company has appointed RWC Group as a dealer for the company's all-electric Type D BEAST school bus in Arizona, Washington, and Clark County, Nevada. The dealer's expected to take delivery of two BEAST school buses in April, with at least 12 more coming in the first year, according to a news release.
Tom Hartman, general manager for buses in the RWC Group said: "The GreenPower BEAST is a solid addition to our electric bus portfolio."
The BEAST is a purpose-built, all-electric, 40-foot, 90-passenger capacity, Type D school bus with a leading 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.
Brendan Riley, President of GreenPower, said: "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. GreenPower will continue to set the standard for student transportation as the BEAST demonstrates its front rank on a larger scale."