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Proterra beefs up its battery expertise: Q&A with CTO Dustin Grace

Since its founding in 2004, Proterra has grown to become North America’s largest supplier of electric buses. The company has sold some 950 buses to transit agencies, airports, universities, national parks and private companies in 43 states and provinces. Under its Proterra Powered program, the company provides powertrains to other vehicle makers—school buses for Thomas… Read more »

Proterra unveils high-power charging solutions for large-scale fleets

Heavy-duty EV builder Proterra has unveiled a new, high-power charging solution designed to facilitate the electrification of large-scale vehicle fleets. Developed in partnership with power systems design specialist Power Electronics, the new charging system offers transit agencies and fleet operators a customizable vehicle charging solution. The new Proterra Energy charging systems can be configured at… Read more »

Proterra’s ZX5 next-generation electric transit bus

Proterra has sold electric buses to over 120 customers in North America—more than any other manufacturer, the company claims. Now Proterra has introduced its fifth-generation battery-electric transit vehicle, the Proterra ZX5 electric bus. The ZX5 is available in 35-foot and 40-foot versions, and with battery capacity of 220, 440 or 660 kWh. The 660 kWh… Read more »

Proterra to supply battery tech to Australian bus manufacturer

In addition to manufacturing its own electric buses, Proterra licenses its powertrain technology under the brand name Proterra Powered. It has collaborated with OEMs such as Thomas Built Bus, Van Hool, Freightliner and Optimal Electric Vehicles to electrify their buses and other heavy-duty vehicles. Proterra’s newest partner is Bustech, a major Australian bus manufacturer. The… Read more »

Proterra’s new customizable battery pack offers 25-75 kWh of energy in a compact package

Heavy-duty EV-builder Proterra has unveiled a new series of battery packs that offers a customizable energy storage system for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The new, narrower H Series battery packs are designed to be packaged into standard truck frame rails. They have a width of 620 mm, and can be configured with 25-75 kWh of energy… Read more »

Optimal Electric Vehicles introduces the S1LF Low-Floor Shuttle Bus, featuring batteries from Proterra

Indiana-based Optimal has been providing engineering services to automotive OEMs for over 33 years. The company’s Engineering group has focused on EV system design since 2015. Now Optimal Electric Vehicles, a derivative firm, has joined the EV manufacturing game with its new electric S1LF Low-Floor Shuttle Bus. The S1LF integrates a quasi-purpose-built Ford E450 chassis… Read more »

Edmonton Transit Service to deploy 40 Proterra Catalyst E2 Max electric buses and charging infrastructure

Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) has unveiled first 21 Proterra electric buses, the first installment of 40 that it plans to deploy this year, as well as a new, purpose-built electric bus garage. ETS, which serves the capital of Alberta, Canada, with a fleet of over 900 buses, will begin putting its new electric buses into… Read more »

Learn how Proterra designs, tests, and manufacturers battery systems for rugged heavy-duty EVs (Free Webcast)

In less than 2 years, the engineering team at Proterra designed, tested, and manufactured an industry-leading HD battery system that powered a vehicle that broke the world record for farthest distance traveled by an electric vehicle on a single charge. ‍In a new webcast session announced this week at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering, Thomas… Read more »

Proterra and Freightliner partner on electric delivery truck chassis

Proterra and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) will partner to develop the MT50e, an electric delivery truck chassis. The chassis will offer 226 kWh of energy capacity, 125 miles of driving range, and the ability to support a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000 to 23,000 pounds. The MT50e can fully charge in three hours… Read more »

Idaho transit agency buys eight Proterra buses and charging stations

Idaho’s Valley Regional Transit (VRT) will purchase eight Proterra Catalyst 35-foot E2 electric buses and eight Proterra 125 kW charging systems. VRT is the first transit agency in Idaho to purchase electric buses, according to Proterra. With the new order, about one fourth of the agency’s fleet will be electric. Funding for the electric buses… Read more »