City bus systems around the world are going electric, and South Carolina-based manufacturer Proterra is at the forefront of this silent revolution. The company’s latest product is the TerraVolt XR extended-range battery, which allows Proterra buses to be configured with ranges of up to 180 miles.
The combination of Proterra’s TerraFlex energy system and Catalyst vehicle platform enables customers to select the right amount of energy storage to meet specific route requirements. Transit operators can purchase a bus with just the range and charging speed required for a specific route, maximizing cost savings. The customized battery packs can be easily reconfigured to meet changing service needs.
The fast-charge Catalyst FC is available in configurations carrying between 53 kWh and 131 kWh of energy storage, and can be recharged in under 10 minutes.
The extended-range Catalyst XR is available in configurations carrying between 129 kWh and 321 kWh of energy storage, and can be recharged in a little over an hour.
“Operating successfully in cities across the country, the Proterra Catalyst is the most energy-efficient transit bus on the market,” said Proterra VP Matt Horton. “Adding extended-range capabilities to our existing portfolio of fast-charge products enables us to help our customers meet more of their most demanding service requirements. The flexibility of our platform allows our customers to more confidently invest in the future of transit.”