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Los Angeles, California March 14, 2022 – GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (NASDAQ: GP) (TSXV: GPV) (“GreenPower”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission, electric-powered, medium and heavy-duty vehicles. Yet they announced today the appointment of the RWC Group as a dealer for GreenPower’s BEAST (Battery Electric Automotive School Transportation) school bus in the states of Arizona and Washington and Clark County in Nevada. I mean we are talking approximately 20,000 school buses in these regions.
In addition RWC Group will take delivery of two GreenPower BEAST school buses in April. Moreover, it has committed to at least 12 more BEAST school buses in the first year.
Tom Hartman, General Manager-Bus for the RWC Group commented, “The Greenpower BEAST is a solid addition to our Electric bus portfolio. With 90 passenger capability, pass through luggage. In addition to.a 150-mile range and industry leading maneuverability. For that’s why RWC Group is very excited about this new partnership with GreenPower Motor Company.”
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, commented, “The appointment of RWC to our dealer channel provides GreenPower access to additional markets. Especially where there is demand for our all-electric BEAST Type D school bus. In addition, GreenPower will continue to set the standard for student transportation. Especially as the BEAST demonstrates its front rank on a larger scale.”
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