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Posts Tagged: Proterra

Proterra battery tech to power Vicinity Motor electric transit buses and work trucks

Commercial EV supplier Vicinity Motor Corp. (NASDAQ: VEV) and Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) have announced a new collaboration to power Vicinity’s electric transit buses and work trucks with Proterra’s battery technology. Under a new, multi-year supply agreement, Proterra battery systems will power the Vicinity Lightning 28-foot electric transit bus, and Vicinity’s strip chassis platform, which supports… Read more »

Proterra to supply batteries for Nikola Class 8 trucks

Nikola and Proterra have announced a multi-year supply agreement to power Nikola’s zero-emission Class 8 semi-trucks with Proterra’s battery technology. Proterra’s US-made battery systems feature a customizable design to fit within a variety of vehicles. The companies expect to incorporate Proterra’s products in the Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle and Tre fuel cell electric vehicle. Proterra… Read more »

Proterra to build new EV battery factory in South Carolina

Commercial EV OEM Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) plans to open a new manufacturing plant in South Carolina to produce battery systems for its Proterra Powered division, which provides batteries for other EV-makers’ commercial vehicles, including delivery and work trucks, industrial equipment, buses and more. The new factory will be Proterra’s third battery production facility. In December… Read more »

How does Alaska’s first electric school bus handle the winter?

How well do electric school buses do in extreme cold? One anecdotal answer comes from Gerald Blackard, co-owner of Tok Transportation, which operates a single electric bus for the Alaska Gateway School District in the small village of Tok in eastern Alaska. The bus, which was manufactured by Thomas Built Buses, and features a battery… Read more »

Proterra to power next-gen Citi VOLT electric buses from Turkish OEM Anadolu Isuzu

Commercial EV specialist Proterra will provide battery technology for a new generation of electric buses made by Turkish commercial vehicle manufacturer Anadolu Isuzu. Anadolu Isuzu operates in the medium-size bus and truck segments, and sells in around 50 countries, mostly in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company recently took its first 8-meter NovoCiti… Read more »

Proterra to supply battery technology for up to 10,000 Lightning eMotors commercial EVs

Commercial vehicle specialist Proterra will expand its partnership with Lightning eMotors to power its Class 4 and 5 commercial EVs with Proterra’s battery technology. Under a new multi-year supply agreement, Proterra will supply battery systems totaling more than 900 MWh in battery storage capacity to Lightning eMotors to power up to 10,000 vehicles between 2022… Read more »

Los Angeles DOT to install solar and storage microgrid to power 100+ electric buses

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has won a $6-million grant from the California Energy Commission to install an EV fleet charging system that will be powered by a microgrid incorporating solar panels and storage. Earlier this year, Proterra delivered its 25th ZX5 battery-electric transit bus to LADOT in support of the agency’s transition… Read more »

Proterra and Komatsu partner to electrify underground mining machines

Commercial vehicle OEM Proterra is collaborating with construction and mining equipment specialist Komatsu to electrify next-generation underground mining machines using Proterra’s battery technology. Proterra will supply its H Series battery system technology to Komatsu for the development of battery-electric Load Haul Dump (LHD) vehicles, drills and bolters for underground hard rock mining. Komatsu plans to… Read more »

V2G-equipped electric school bus delivers power to grid for 50 hours

Electric school buses are often cited as an ideal use case for vehicle-to-grid technology. Most school buses transport students for only a few hours per day when school is in session, and are parked during the summer months, when demand for electricity is often highest. A number of V2G school bus pilots are underway around… Read more »

Austin transit agency orders 197 electric buses

Capital Metro, the transit agency serving Austin, Texas, has approved the purchase of 197 new electric buses, which will expand its zero-emission bus fleet to more than 200 units. The agency’s eventual goal is to convert its entire fleet of more than 400 buses to zero-emission. The new buses, from Proterra and New Flyer,  support both plug-in… Read more »