Proterra has announced the sale of seven electric buses and a charging station to the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (Nashville MTA). The buses will be built at Proterra’s manufacturing facility in Greenville, South Carolina, and delivered this year.
The funds for the new buses came from a federal Clean Fuels grant and matching funds from the city. Proterra was selected through a competitive procurement process that included bids from Wave, New Flyer, EV America and BYD.
The Proterra buses will serve the free Music City Circuit, which connects the country music hot spots of Broadway with other downtown tourist attractions, hotels, residences and offices.
“We are committed to investing in transit improvements that better our community by reducing harmful emissions and improving fuel economy,” said Paul J. Ballard, CEO of Nashville MTA. “By incorporating the Proterra buses into our fleet, we are moving in the right direction to ensure Nashville MTA’s transit services benefit the environment for years to come.”
“We are extremely pleased that Nashville MTA has selected Proterra as their provider of electric transit solutions,” said Proterra CEO Garrett Mikita. “Our company has proven our ability to provide long-term cost savings and improve an authority’s dependence on fossil fuels, as evidenced by our growing list of customers.”