Posts Tagged: Proterra

New report: Some electric buses are already cheaper to run than legacy buses

If you talk to manufacturers of electric buses, such as Proterra and BYD, they’ll tell you that their lower fuel and maintenance costs make them a no-brainer for transit agencies. However, a new report jointly released by the Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative and Bloomberg New Energy Finance paints a more cautiously optimistic picture. According to… Read more »

Proterra electric shuttle buses to serve Baltimore Gas and Electric corporate campus

Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), will deploy two 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 buses to shuttle employees between two facilities in Baltimore. Proterra’s 40-foot Catalyst E2 delivers 22 MPGe, quite an improvement over the average diesel bus’s 3.86 MPG. The two new shuttles are expected to save over 11,000… Read more »

San Mateo transit authority orders 10 Proterra electric buses

The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) has ordered 10 new 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses. SamTrans operates 77 routes throughout San Mateo County, including Proterra’s home city of Burlingame. The agency has set a goal of electrifying its entire 312-bus fleet by 2033. The 10 Proterra Catalysts will begin service in 2019, replacing… Read more »

E-bus maker Proterra orders 57 fast chargers from Tritium

US electric bus builder Proterra has placed an order with Australian EVSE manufacturer Tritium for 57 Veefil-RT 50 kW DC fast chargers.  The chargers will be manufactured at Tritium’s recently opened manufacturing facility in Torrance, California, and will be available to Proterra customers across the US. Tritium worked closely with the Proterra team to provide… Read more »

Yosemite National Park buys two Proterra electric buses

California’s Yosemite National Park has ordered two Proterra Catalyst electric buses. The world-famous tourist destination will be the first US National Park to add zero-emission buses to its permanent shuttle fleet. With more than five million visitors each year, Yosemite relies on its shuttle program to encourage park visitors to park once and use a… Read more »

Proterra sells 10 electric buses to San José airport

The San José City Council has approved the purchase of 10 Proterra Catalyst E2 battery-electric transit buses and related charging infrastructure for use at the Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC). Proterra’s E2 series 35-foot electric buses feature a 440 kWh battery pack with an estimated range of 251 miles. Proterra was bidding… Read more »

Proterra and LG Chem co-develop new battery cell

Electric bus builder Proterra and Korean battery giant LG Chem have partnered to develop a battery cell optimized for the heavy-duty vehicle market.  The cell chemistry has been optimized for maximum energy throughput, charge rate acceptance and energy density. Proterra claims its Catalyst E2 bus, introduced last year, offers the longest range of any electric… Read more »

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 »