Proterra has added a useful new offering to its charging solutions – a multi-dispenser system that enables Proterra stations to have up to four low-profile charging dispensers paired to a single Power Control System (PCS).
The solution enables automated, sequential vehicle charging, which allows multiple vehicles to charge one after the other automatically and at full power. To optimize space, dispensers can be installed up to 500 feet away from the PCS.
Multi-dispenser charging is available for Proterra’s 60 kW and 125 kW systems, and serves the Proterra Catalyst transit vehicle as well as the Proterra Powered Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric school bus. Customers who already have Proterra chargers can retrofit the multi-dispenser solution onto existing PCS units.
Proterra chargers use standard CCS Combo plugs and overhead pantograph technology, which enables fleet operators to charge a variety of heavy-duty and light-duty electric vehicles with the same chargers. Proterra chargers are also vehicle-to-grid capable and smart-grid ready.
“One of the biggest challenges with full fleet electrification is managing a complex energy ecosystem and charging infrastructure,” said Proterra Chief Commercial Officer Matt Horton. “Proterra has consistently designed and developed both products and services that help lower upfront costs and provide flexible, scalable charging solutions to meet customer needs.”