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Posts Tagged: Proterra

Proterra’s ProDrive to use Eaton’s 4-speed medium-duty transmission

Proterra plans to use an EV transmission made by power management company Eaton’s eMobility business. Eaton’s 4-speed medium-duty transmission will be installed in ProDrive—a Proterra drivetrain used in its ZX5 electric transit buses. The company says the transmission has “electric gearshift actuation that enables manufacturers to use smaller, more efficient motors.” “Our 4-speed transmission provides… Read more »

Proterra manufacturing facilities earn TRUE zero-waste certification

Commercial EV manufacturer Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) has been awarded TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification for two of its manufacturing facilities, in recognition of its zero-waste efforts. The TRUE rating system is administered by Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI), a provider of third-party credentialing and verification which also administers the LEED certification program. The… Read more »

Proterra to boost ZX5 electric bus battery capacity to 738 kWh

Commercial vehicle OEM Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) plans to increase the available battery capacity of its ZX5 electric transit bus. Starting in 2023, the 40-foot Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit bus can be equipped with up to 738 kWh of onboard energy, which enables a range of more than 300 miles. The 35-foot and 40-foot ZX5+… Read more »

Chicagoland bus operator Pace purchases 20 Proterra ZX5 electric buses

Pace Suburban Bus, which serves a vast swath of Chicago’s suburbs—an area nearly the size of the state of Connecticut—has awarded a $26.5-million-dollar contract to commercial vehicle OEM Proterra to acquire 20 Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit buses and two Proterra megawatt-scale fleet chargers. Proterra’s US-made 40-foot ZX5 Max features 675 kWh of energy storage,… Read more »

Proterra to supply batteries for Blue Arc electric delivery vans and EV chassis

Commercial EV builder Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) has announced a multi-year battery supply agreement with The Shyft Group. Proterra will supply its battery technology to power Shyft’s Blue Arc purpose-built electric delivery van and EV chassis. The Blue Arc delivery van is a battery-electric Class 3 commercial delivery vehicle designed for high-frequency, last-mile delivery fleets. The… Read more »

Proterra to deploy solar and battery storage microgrid for electric bus fleet

Proterra and Scale Microgrid Solutions are collaborating to install a microgrid and EV fleet charging system for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). The project, which just secured a grant from the California Energy Commission, includes solar panels and a battery energy storage system. In the event of an extended power outage, electricity stored… Read more »

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 »