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GreenPower Motor Co. launches the Nano BEAST

The EV manufacturer says the Nano BEAST's sheet design enables better battery pack placement and weight distribution which allows the vehicle to deliver a longer range. 

March 23, 2022   by CM Staff

GreenPower’s Zero-Emission Nano BEAST Type A School Bus

LOS ANGELES — GreenPower Motor Company, Inc.  has launched the Nano BEAST, a purpose-built, battery-electric, Type A school bus with a range of up to 150 miles per charge.

The EV manufacturer says the Nano Beast’s sheet design enables better battery pack placement and weight distribution which allows the vehicle to deliver a longer range.

GreenPower says it developed the Nano BEAST using its EV Star platform, which has reportedly accumulated around 200 deliveries throughout North America. The company says it has applied this platform to vehicles performing in paratransit, airport shuttling, micro transit, cargo delivery and vanpool service.

There are approximately 9,700 new Type A school buses sold every year and approximately 500,000 yellow school buses running across the country.

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“The Nano BEAST offers unprecedented levels of safety and reliability for a zero-emission, Type A school bus. We’ve seen the EV Star Platform exceed expectations in other industries, and we look forward to carrying this over into the school bus industry with our proven, unparalleled technology, said GreenPower president Brendan Riley in a statement.

“The school bus industry is the largest form of transportation in the U.S. with more than 25 million students transported daily. Providing school districts and our communities with a safer alternative to diesel-emitting school buses provides tremendous health benefits for our children, especially since NOx exhaust is a trigger of health problems like asthma and other respiratory issues.”


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