Daimler Truck continues to choose Proterra battery technology for electric school buses and delivery vehicles

Proterra’s August bankruptcy filing sent a shock wave through the EV industry, partly because several EV builders depend on Proterra’s well-respected battery technology. Fortunately, the Volvo Group quickly snapped up the company’s battery business, and it appears that business as usual will continue.

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) has announced plans to use Proterra’s battery technology to power Thomas Built Buses’ next-generation, Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric school bus and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation’s (FCCC) electric MT50e last-mile delivery truck. Thomas and FCCC are both Daimler subsidiaries and existing Proterra customers.

“We are delighted to renew our partnership with Daimler Truck North America,” said Chris Bailey, acting CEO of Proterra. “As we recharge our mission in 2024, partnership is key to help power the shift to electrification. We look forward to expanding our collaborations with global leaders like Daimler to electrify commercial vehicles and industrial applications with our premium battery technology.”

“We are pleased to continue the long-standing partnership we have developed with Proterra and welcome their new ownership under the Volvo Group,” said Kevin Bangston, CEO of Thomas Built Buses and FCCC. “Since the launch of our all-electric Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley, our customers have seen great success with the integration of their battery solution in both Thomas Built and FCCC electric vehicles. This success continues to play out as more milestones are surpassed, including more than 1,000 Jouleys delivered and nearly 4 million EV miles driven.”

Source: Daimler Truck North America

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