Posts Tagged: Proterra

Proterra to provide battery tech for Lightning Class 3 commercial van

Lightning eMotors, a provider of complete zero-emission-vehicle solutions for commercial fleets, has announced that EV manufacturer and powertrain specialist Proterra will supply the battery technology for the Generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit commercial van. The Lightning Electric Transit commercial van is a purpose-built Class 3 commercial EV. It’s available in several configurations, including last-mile cargo… Read more »

Fleet solution provider Highland Electric Transportation raises $253 million in new funding

Highland Electric Transportation, a provider of turnkey fleet solutions to school districts and fleet managers, has raised $253 million in a financing round led by Vision Ridge Partners. Highland provides its fleet customers with a full-service solution—it owns and maintains the vehicles under an all-inclusive transportation-as-a-service model. The Massachusetts-based company owns and operates EVs manufactured… Read more »

Proterra to supply battery system for Volta Zero electric delivery truck

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks has selected Proterra as the battery supplier for its upcoming Volta Zero, an electric 16-ton vehicle designed specifically for inner-city freight distribution. The collaboration represents US-based Proterra’s entry into the European truck market. Volta launched a prototype Volta Zero in September 2020. It plans to start customer trials later in… Read more »

Proterra to deliver over 320 V2G-equipped school buses to Montgomery County, Maryland

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland has approved a contract with Highland Electric Transportation, a provider of turnkey electric fleet solutions, to convert its school bus fleet to all-electric, starting with 326 school buses over the next four years. This project is said to be the largest single procurement to date of electric school… Read more »

Harvard University deploys four electric buses

Harvard University recently purchased four Proterra electric buses, along with the necessary charging infrastructure. The new buses, which will replace four biodiesel-powered vehicles, represent about a third of Harvard’s fleet. Each 35-foot Proterra transit bus has a seating capacity of 29, and features a 450 kWh battery pack and an 800-volt system architecture. The shuttles… Read more »

Proterra and Komatsu collaborate to develop all-electric construction equipment

Commercial EV manufacturer Proterra has announced a partnership with construction equipment builder Komatsu to develop a battery-electric middle-class hydraulic excavator. The collaboration represents Proterra’s entry into the off-road vehicle market, and the company’s first Proterra Powered construction equipment. Komatsu will use Proterra’s battery systems to develop a proof-of-concept electric excavator this year, and expects to… Read more »

Proterra opens new EV battery production line in Los Angeles County

Heavy-duty EV manufacturer Proterra has announced the opening of a new battery production line, co-located at its electric bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County. The battery packs manufactured at the City of Industry facility will feature Proterra’s redesigned modules with next-generation cells developed with LG Energy Solutions, a company that Proterra has been collaborating… Read more »

Mustang Advanced Engineering’s custom EV test solutions

Mustang Advanced Engineering (MAE) designs and manufactures made-to-order test stands for various EV projects, including drivetrains (electric motor, power supply and inverter) and electric axle testing projects. MAE recently delivered a test stand to heavy-duty EV manufacturer Proterra.  The system includes a 350 hp regenerative AC dynamometer, 350-700 VDC programmable battery simulator, a cooling circuit… 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 »