Electric school bus manufacturer GreenPower Motor Company has selected K. Neal International Trucks Inc. as exclusive dealer for the Type D BEAST and Type A Nano BEAST school buses for the state of Maryland and Washington, D.C.
"We are excited to be working with K. Neal, who is a proven school bus dealer in Maryland and in D.C.," said Michael Perez, vice president of school bus, contracts and grants for GreenPower. "The region has around 8,000 school buses currently in operation and a strong desire to migrate from diesel to electric school buses. We are already working with the K. Neal team on several deals including those funded by the recent EPA Clean School Bus Program announcement."
Serving a large share of the region's school districts, K. Neal has three locations in Maryland and one location serving Washington D.C. "With its 24-7 mobile service operations, K. Neal brings the same level of customer support and service to its customers that GreenPower provides nationwide," Perez continued, noting that K. Neal has initially agreed to purchase a Nano BEAST Type A school bus and then a BEAST Type D school bus from GreenPower for customer demonstrations.
Configured for up to 18 passengers with one wheelchair position and 14 passengers with two wheelchair positions, the Nano BEAST features the BraunAbility wheelchair lift and the Q'Straint wheelchair securement system. GreenPower's BEAST is a 40-foot Type D school bus seating up to 90 passengers. The dual port charging is standard, with Level 2 rates up to 19.2 kW and DC Fast Charging rates up to 61 kW. Wireless charging is also available as an option.