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GreenPower hosts display of all-electric school buses, Washington

by CM Staff   

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Participants were able to learn about the BEAST, Nano BEAST and EV Star.

GreenPower’s All-Electric Type A Nano BEAST school bus

WASHINGTON — GreenPower Motor Company Inc. hosted an event at the U.S. Capitol demonstrating its lineup of electric school buses including GreenPower’s Type D BEAST and Type A Nano BEAST and flagship commercial electric transit vehicle, the EV Star.

GreenPower hosted members of Congress, West Virginia state delegates, school district personnel and the general public to review the health benefits of electric vehicles as well as various funding programs available to school districts.

Participants were able to learn about the BEAST, Nano BEAST and EV Star. They were also given the opportunity to speak with lawmakers on investing in advanced mobility, and U.S. manufacturing.

“We are honoured to showcase GreenPower’s purpose-built electric vehicles alongside esteemed officials in Washington D.C. today,” said Brendan Riley, president and director of GreenPower in a statement.


“It is heartening that so many federal, state, and local officials have taken such an active interest in not only the obvious environmental benefits of zero-emission electric school bus advancements, but the tremendous health advantages for our children and our communities.”

The event featured remarks from Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Rep. Paul Tonko and Rep. Nanette Barragán. In addition, West Virginia State Senate President and Lieutenant Governor Craig Blair, State Delegates Paul Espinosa and Christopher Toney, and Federal Funds and Grants Director of the WV Dept. of Economic Development, Vic Sprouse spoke at the event.

“Our delegation is happy to represent the state of West Virginia in partnership with GreenPower at the U.S. Capitol in support of electrifying the transportation network and bringing environmentally sustainable vehicles to our streets,” said Blair in a statement.

“With rebates of up to $375,000 currently available as a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, school districts need to make the move to upgrade to electric school buses like the GreenPower BEAST.”


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