GreenPower Motor Company (NASDAQ: GP) has delivered six BEAST school buses to Thermalito Union Elementary School District in California. This is the largest single delivery of GreenPower’s BEASTs to date.
One of the school buses received funding from the Butte County Air Quality Management District, and the other five received funding from the California Energy Commission (CEC). The transaction was facilitated by bus dealer Creative Bus Sales.
The BEAST (Battery Electric Automotive School Transportation) is a purpose-built, all-electric, 40-foot Type D school bus with a monocoque chassis design, a 194.5 kWh battery pack, and a range of up to 150 miles. It features 19 kW Level 2 charging, as well as DC fast charging.
GreenPower builds a suite of high-floor and low-floor medium- and heavy-duty EVs, including transit buses, school buses, shuttles, cargo vans, and a cab and chassis. GreenPower uses a clean-sheet design to manufacture all-electric vehicles that are purpose-built to be battery-powered, and uses global suppliers for key components.
“Our vision for Thermalito UESD’s EV Fleet was to provide drivers with transit-style school buses to allow for greater visibility and increased capacity,” said Andrew Koster, Director of Maintenance, Operations and Transportation at Thermalito UESD. “Upon visiting GreenPower’s assembly facility in Porterville, and inspecting the vehicles, we found their fit, finish, and build quality to be evident. Additionally, our test drive solidified our expectations for performance, comfort, and, most importantly, range.”
Source: GreenPower Motor Company