Posts Tagged: Proterra

Proterra testing autonomous electric buses in Reno

City buses are slowly but steadily going electric, and they could soon begin to go driverless as well. Electric bus maker Proterra, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Nevada Reno and the German Fraunhofer Institute, is testing autonomous buses on the streets of Reno. The first phase of the pilot project will focus… Read more »

Seattle transit authority to order 73 Proterra buses, will acquire 120 electric buses by 2020

King County Metro Transit, which serves metro Seattle, has announced plans to acquire 120 battery-electric buses by 2020. Up to 73 of these will be ordered from Proterra, at a cost of up to $55 million. Eight of the buses are to go into service this year, and 12 more in 2019. In a pilot… Read more »

Proterra raises $140 million in Series 5 round

Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has raised $140 million in a Series 5 financing round. The company will use the new money to double its production capacity in order to meet exploding customer demand from transport authorities across the US. Proterra’s 2016 sales awards more than doubled from 2015. The new capital will allow Proterra to… Read more »

15 more Proterra electric buses to be deployed in the San Joaquin Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD), supported by a grant from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), plans to purchase 15 Proterra Catalyst buses, 11 depot chargers, and 4 fast chargers. The new e-buses and infrastructure will be deployed at 5 different transit authorities in the Valley. The investment is intended not… Read more »

Proterra to deliver 10 Catalyst e-buses to shuttle service in downtown Chicago

Property management giant JLL (NYSE:JLL) plans to lease 10 Proterra Catalyst electric buses to provide commuter shuttle services between Chicago’s commuter train stations and two of the city’s tallest buildings, the Prudential Plaza and Aon Center. The electric shuttle fleet, which is funded in part by Drive Clean Chicago, will begin service in December. “Increasingly,… Read more »

Proterra Catalyst electric bus logs 600 miles on a single charge

Electric bus maker Proterra has unveiled the newest addition to its fleet: the Catalyst E2 series, which features energy storage capacity of 440-660 kWh.  Last month an E2 series vehicle logged more than 600 miles on a single charge under test conditions. The Catalyst E2 series’ nominal range of 194-350 miles makes it capable of… Read more »

The inevitability of electric buses

Electric transit buses enter the fast-follower market stage as the leaders work to remove the last barriers to adoption. Q&A with Proterra’s Ryan Popple and ABB’s Daan Nap on the state of the market and charging standards in North America and Europe. With each passing year, more decision makers are realizing that city buses are an… Read more »

Louisville, Kentucky transit authority rolls out six Proterra electric buses

The Transit Authority of River City (TARC), which serves the Greater Louisville area, has begun deploying six new Proterra electric buses on a route that serves popular destinations including Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby Museum and the University of Louisville. With the new buses, TARC will have a total of 15 Proterra e-buses on the… Read more »

Electric bus maker Proterra opens up its overhead fast charging patents

Proterra’s electric buses use a proprietary en route fast-charging system that allows them to be charged at brief stops, extending their effective range. Now the company has taken a page from Tesla’s book, offering its charging technology to the transit industry on a royalty-free basis. Proterra has announced that it will grant anyone royalty-free access… Read more »

Proterra’s road show is selling transit agencies on electric buses

Proterra’s electric buses are on a roll. The company has sold buses to 16 transit operators around the country, from Metro LA to Seattle to Massachusetts to Florida. The recent round of Low or No Emission grants from the Federal Transit Administration funded purchases of 33 more Proterra buses. Proterra has a smooth marketing operation… Read more »