GreenPower Appoints Paul Start as Vice President of Sales for the Company’s School Bus Group

Paul Start, GreenPower Motor Sales VP

Los Angeles, California, April 22, 2024 – GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (NASDAQ: GP) (TSXV: GPV) (“GreenPower” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles serving the cargo and delivery market, shuttle and transit space and school bus sector, today announced that the Company has appointed Paul Start as its Vice President Sales – School Bus Group.

“We are pleased to have Paul Start join GreenPower to lead our school bus team,” said GreenPower President Brendan Riley. “His extensive experience in the school bus industry will help support GreenPower’s existing sales and create new opportunities for our all-electric, purpose-built, zero-emission school buses suite of products.”

Paul brings more than 35 years of school bus expertise in North America to the team at GreenPower. Most recently he served as the Dealer Development Manager for Thomas Built Buses where he worked for nearly 20 years. Prior to that he was with Macnab Transit Sales Corp. for almost 14 years initially as a sales representative and then as Sales Manager. He started his career in the industry as a sales and marketing administrator for a school bus OEM.

Paul Start, GreenPower Motor Sales VP
Paul Start has been appointed Vice President of Sales – School Bus Group for GreenPower Motor Company.

In his role at GreenPower, Paul will lead the school bus sales team to generate new business opportunities, support existing sales functions, manage dealers and serve as a liaison between the sales department and other internal departments for vehicle production, finance, service, support and parts sales. “Paul joins GreenPower at an opportune time given the strides we’ve made in developing relationships in key states,” Riley continued. “He will help focus the Company on serving our customers and dealers and ensuring that GreenPower meets the growing demand for our industry leading products.”

“I am incredibly excited to start this next chapter of my professional career with GreenPower,” Start said. “Sales and relationships are about trust and value. As the leader in the EV school bus sector, GreenPower gives me the tools and ability to provide both to our dealers and customers. To work with this team and be able to offer GreenPower’s all-electric, purpose-built school bus technology that addresses the various needs of school districts gives me the opportunity to head this important division of the leading OEM in the sector.”

GreenPower’s school bus line includes the Type D BEAST and Mega BEAST, and the Type A Nano BEAST and Nano BEAST Access. The BEAST is a purpose-built, 40-foot, zero-emission school bus with seating for up to 90 passengers. Designed from the ground up as an all-electric vehicle, the BEAST is a unified structure that features a seamlessly integrated aluminum body made from extruded aluminum manufactured by Constellium on a high strength steel Truss (bus) chassis. Its complete flat floor design allows for full seat tracking with no obstacles, and high floors to keep students out of the crash zone.

The Mega BEAST is also a 40-foot Type D all-electric, purpose-built, zero-emission school bus that delivers a class-leading 387 kWh battery pack. It provides for the longest range and has the biggest battery pack in the school bus market, provides for more uphill climbing power and has the most desirable V2G capability for a more stable electric grid and community sustainability in areas where it is deployed.

The School Transportation News award-winning Nano BEAST has a standard 118 kWh battery pack with a range of up to 140 miles. Configured for up to 24 passengers, the Type A Nano BEAST features a seamlessly integrated aluminum body made from extruded aluminum manufactured by Constellium. It is built on the EV Star Cab & Chassis which is the same foundation as the EV Star Passenger Van which received a score of 92.2 from the FTA Altoona Bus Testing program, one of the highest scores ever achieved.

The Nano BEAST Access provides the same features as the standard Nano BEAST with seating for up to 18 ambulatory passengers and up to 3+ wheelchair securements, complimented by a BraunAbility rear curbside lift.

For further information contact

Brendan Riley, President

Fraser Atkinson, CEO

Allie Potter
PR for GreenPower
(218) 766-8856

About GreenPower Motor Company Inc.

GreenPower designs, builds and distributes a full suite of high-floor and low-floor all-electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles, including transit buses, school buses, shuttles, cargo van and a cab and chassis. GreenPower employs a clean-sheet design to manufacture all-electric vehicles that are purpose built to be battery powered with zero emissions while integrating global suppliers for key components. This OEM platform allows GreenPower to meet the specifications of various operators while providing standard parts for ease of maintenance and accessibility for warranty requirements. GreenPower was founded in Vancouver, Canada with primary operational facilities in southern California. Listed on the Toronto exchange since November 2015, GreenPower completed its U.S. IPO and NASDAQ listing in August 2020. For further information go to

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, GreenPower’s business and operations and the environment in which it operates, which are based on GreenPower’s operations, estimates, forecasts and projections. Forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts, but rather on current expectations and projections about future events and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as “upon”, “may”, “should”, “will”, “could”, “intend”, “estimate”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “believe” or “continue”, or the negative thereof or similar variations. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, that the skills and experience of our school bus team will help support existing sales and create new opportunities for our all-electric, purpose-built, zero-emission school buses suite of products; that our school bus team will ensure that GreenPower meets the growing demand for our industry leading products; that the Mega BEAST will provide the longest range in the school bus market and have more uphill climbing power and will have the most desirable V2G capability in the areas where it is deployed. The material assumptions supporting these forward-looking statements include, among others, that GreenPower’s ability to maintain projected production deliveries within certain timelines; production of electric buses meeting customer expectations and at an expected cost; equipment operating as anticipated; there being no material variations in the current regulatory environment; and GreenPower’s ability to obtain financing as and when required and on reasonable terms. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among other things, not being able to produce vehicles with the specifications and performance expected, supply chain issues, availability of parts, including shipping delays, availability of capital and availability of qualified employees to service and produce the buses, and others set forth in other public filings of GreenPower (filed under GreenPower’s profile on or with the SEC at Consequently, readers should not place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. In addition, these forward-looking statements relate to the date on which they are made. GreenPower disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws, including the securities laws of the United States and Canada.

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