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San Francisco Airport purchases six Proterra Catalyst e-buses as it moves to 100% carbon neutrality

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has purchased six Proterra Catalyst E2 e-buses and three 60 kW Proterra plug-in chargers. SFO says the e-bus fleet will help it reduce operating costs, and supports the airport’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2021. The e-buses will replace six diesel buses in SFO’s current fleet. The buses, each of… Read more »

Proterra and Mitsui create $200-million credit to scale battery leasing program for electric buses

Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has partnered with Japanese conglomerate Mitsui to create a $200-million credit to scale up Proterra’s battery leasing program. Proterra customers will be able to purchase an electric bus and lease the batteries over the 12-year lifetime of the bus. Through the battery lease, Proterra says the initial capital expense for the… Read more »

JTB Hawaii orders electric buses and charging stations from Proterra

Travel services provider JTB Hawaii will replace three of its 17 diesel-fueled buses with Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses. The company will also purchase two 60 kW plug-in chargers from Proterra. Hawaii was the first state to adopt 100 percent renewable energy portfolio standard and has the second-highest number of consumer hybrids or EVs per… Read more »

Proterra partners with Thomas to build electric school buses

Daimler, the parent company of Thomas Built Buses, recently made a major investment in electric bus maker Proterra. Now the two companies have unveiled an electric school bus featuring Proterra’s powertrain. Thomas originally presented the Saf-T-Liner eC2, aka Jouley, in late 2017. The latest version is being co-developed at Proterra’s Greenville, South Carolina manufacturing facility…. Read more »

Proterra raises $155 million, will work with Daimler to electrify school buses

Electric bus maker Proterra, a company that we’ve often written about, has secured a new $155-million round of investment, co-led by Daimler (the exact amount Daimler invested has not been divulged). Along with the investment, Daimler and Proterra agreed to “explore the electrification of select Daimler heavy-duty vehicles. The first of these efforts will be… Read more »

Foothill Transit deploys double-decker e-bus with Proterra battery packs

US e-bus builder Proterra and British bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis (ADI) are collaborating to produce an electric double-decker bus for California’s Foothill Transit. The new e-bus will enter service in 2019. Foothill Transit already has several Proterra buses in service, and plans to completely electrify its fleet by 2030. Alexander Dennis has been… Read more »

Chicago gets charged with 20 Proterra electric buses, Boring Company airport link

The Chicago Transit Board has awarded a $32-million contract for the purchase of 20 Proterra electric buses. Proterra, which has manufactured e-buses for over 60 transit agencies and other clients across the US, won the contract following a competitive bid process. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has been testing two electric buses since 2014 –… Read more »

Electric buses from BYD, Proterra, New Flyer at APTA Conference

There were several electric buses on display at the recent American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Bus & Paratransit Conference in Tampa, lined up along the waterfront behind Amalie Arena, home ice for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Sierra Club’s Phil Compton was there to speak to the manufacturers’ reps and snap some photos. Conference attendees… Read more »

Visitors to Washington DC will soon be riding Proterra electric buses

The Washington, DC Circulator system, which serves six routes in Washington and Rosslyn, Virginia, has deployed 14 Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses. The Circulator provides door-to-door transportation to more than 25 museums, monuments and memorials along the National Mall at a cost of $1 per ride. It provides more than five millions trips each year…. Read more »

Proterra electric shuttle buses to serve Baltimore Gas and Electric corporate campus

Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), will deploy two 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 buses to shuttle employees between two facilities in Baltimore. Proterra’s 40-foot Catalyst E2 delivers 22 MPGe, quite an improvement over the average diesel bus’s 3.86 MPG. The two new shuttles are expected to save over 11,000… Read more »