Posts Tagged: Proterra

Clemson Area Transit acquires a second fleet of 10 Proterra electric buses

Clemson Area Transit (CATbus), which serves 1.9 million riders annually in three South Carolina counties, has purchased ten 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 buses and related charging infrastructure. The new e-buses will join six Proterra buses already operated by CATbus in Seneca, SC. In 2015, Seneca became the first city in the US to operate an… Read more »

Park City Transit deploys six Proterra electric buses under battery-leasing arrangement

Park City Transit has deployed a battery-electric mass transit fleet that will include six Proterra Catalyst FC+ buses. A free transit service called the Electric Xpress will provide clean, quiet transportation to residents and tourists throughout the region’s ski resort community. Park City has one of the nation’s most ambitious climate targets – its goal… Read more »

BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in electric bus company Proterra

Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has closed a Series 6 round of funding, raising $55 million from various investors, including BMW i Ventures. Proterra will use the new money to increase production at its manufacturing facilities in South Carolina and Los Angeles, and to boost R&D efforts at company headquarters in Silicon Valley. For BMW i… Read more »

No more small pilots: It’s time to convert US transit buses to electric

City buses are an ideal application for EVs. The savings on fuel and maintenance are undeniable. In China, cities are ordering them by the thousand. So why are US cities still piddling around with pilots of a few buses? “The time for pilot programs should be in the rear-view mirror,” writes Gina Coplon-Newfield, Director of… Read more »

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 »