The Clark County School District in Nevada has ordered 15 GreenPower Type D BEAST electric school buses through vehicle dealership the RWC Group.
CCSD is the fifth-largest school district in the country, and it owns and operates some 1,924 buses that transport 125,000 students daily. The district put its first GreenPower Type D BEAST school bus into service earlier this year.
The new batch of 15 e-buses will be purchased using funding from the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program. Under Round 1 of the EPA funding, each Type D GreenPower BEAST is eligible for $375,000 in grant funding. The total purchase price of Clark County’s 15 BEASTs is a little under $7 million.
GreenPower’s BEAST is a purpose-built, 40-foot Type D all-electric school bus with seating for up to 90 passengers. The BEAST features an integrated chassis with an all-aluminum body, allowing for pass-through storage underneath the bus. The dual-port charging supports Level 2 rates up to 19.2 kW and DC fast charging rates up to 85 kW. Wireless charging is also available as an option.
“Clark County is an innovative and forward-thinking school district that leads the country in the transition to all-electric school buses,” said Michael Perez, GreenPower’s VP for School Bus, Contracts and Grants. “We are honored to have our purpose-built BEAST school buses as the foundation of Clark County’s transition.”