GreenPower appoints K. Neal as a school bus dealer in the U.S.
January 23, 2023
By Canadian Manufacturing
SOUTH CHARLESTON — GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission, electric-powered, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, announced the appointment of K. Neal International Trucks, Inc. as an exclusive dealer for GreenPower’s all-electric 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.
The new relationship pairs a product, the Nano BEAST, with a dealer.
The School Transportation News Nano BEAST reportedly has the largest standard battery pack for a Type A school bus on the market today with a class leading range of up to 150 miles. Configured for up to 18 passengers with one wheelchair position and 14 passengers with two wheelchair positions, the Nano BEAST features the industry-leading BraunAbility wheelchair lift and the preferred Q’Straint wheelchair securement system.
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