Distributed Energy Resources, Industrial - September 1, 2022
GreenPower Motor Adds Electric Bus Facility
GreenPower Motor Company, a manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission, electric-powered, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, constructed a new manufacturing operations facility in South Charleston, W. Va.
The facility expands on GreenPower's current manufacturing footprint with an additional 80,000 square feet, meeting the demand and servicing customers on the East Coast.
The new facility will begin operations in September and GreenPower with manufacturing capability of up to 150 electric school buses per quarter by next year.
"Today marks a significant milestone for GreenPower as we continue to live the vision of advancing the adoption of purpose-built, zero-emission school buses. Through this new facility we will be able to exponentially increase our production to meet the increased demand for all-electric school buses," said Brendan Riley, president and director at GreenPower in a statement. "The work we're doing in South Charleston is a testament to GreenPower's mission and allows us to be well-positioned as the leader nationwide in the transition to clean, electric and safer transportation."
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean School Bus Program as passed in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $5 billion over five years (FY 2022-2026) to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission models.
As part of the EPA's current program offering, GreenPower's all-electric school buses are eligible for rebates for the Type D BEAST of up $375,000 and up to $285,000 for the Type A Nano BEAST all-electric school bus. GreenPower's technologies will help school districts drive down fuel costs and minimize maintenance costs while delivering outstanding reliability and efficiency.