K. Neal Named Exclusive Dealer for GreenPower Electric School Buses in Maryland and D.C.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va – GreenPower, a leading manufacturer of zero-emission electric-powered medium and heavy-duty vehicles, announced today that it has appointed K. Neal International Trucks, Inc. as an exclusive dealer for its 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 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 there is 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.”

K.Neal, with three locations in Maryland and one location serving Washington D.C, serves a large share of the region’s school districts. The company’s 24-7 mobile service operations will bring the same level of customer support and service to its customers that GreenPower provides nationwide. 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 partnership pairs an award-winning product, the Nano BEAST, with an award-winning dealer. The Washington Business Journal recognized K. Neal as a family-owned business honoree for the dealership’s excellence in ethics and innovation.

The School Transportation News award-winning Nano BEAST 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. GreenPower’s BEAST is a 40-foot Type D school bus seating up to 90 passengers. The dual port charging is standard, with Level 2 rates up to 19.2 kW and DC Fast Charging rates up to 61 kW. Wireless charging is also available as an option.