Posts Tagged: Proterra

JTB Hawaii orders electric buses and charging stations from Proterra

Travel services provider JTB Hawaii will replace three of its 17 diesel-fueled buses with Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses. The company will also purchase two 60 kW plug-in chargers from Proterra. Hawaii was the first state to adopt 100 percent renewable energy portfolio standard and has the second-highest number of consumer hybrids or EVs per… Read more »

California Air Resources Board mandates 100% zero-emission buses by 2040

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has unanimously approved a rule that will move the state towards the goal of a 100-percent zero-emission bus fleet by 2040. Like most government programs, CARB’s Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation has a long timeline – the process of proposals, meetings and workshops that led to this week’s final… Read more »

Proterra raises $155 million, will work with Daimler to electrify school buses

Electric bus maker Proterra, a company that we’ve often written about, has secured a new $155-million round of investment, co-led by Daimler (the exact amount Daimler invested has not been divulged). Along with the investment, Daimler and Proterra agreed to “explore the electrification of select Daimler heavy-duty vehicles. The first of these efforts will be… Read more »

Foothill Transit deploys double-decker e-bus with Proterra battery packs

US e-bus builder Proterra and British bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis (ADI) are collaborating to produce an electric double-decker bus for California’s Foothill Transit. The new e-bus will enter service in 2019. Foothill Transit already has several Proterra buses in service, and plans to completely electrify its fleet by 2030. Alexander Dennis has been… Read more »

Chicago gets charged with 20 Proterra electric buses, Boring Company airport link

The Chicago Transit Board has awarded a $32-million contract for the purchase of 20 Proterra electric buses. Proterra, which has manufactured e-buses for over 60 transit agencies and other clients across the US, won the contract following a competitive bid process. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has been testing two electric buses since 2014 –… Read more »

Electric buses from BYD, Proterra, New Flyer at APTA Conference

There were several electric buses on display at the recent American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Bus & Paratransit Conference in Tampa, lined up along the waterfront behind Amalie Arena, home ice for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Sierra Club’s Phil Compton was there to speak to the manufacturers’ reps and snap some photos. Conference attendees… Read more »

Visitors to Washington DC will soon be riding Proterra electric buses

The Washington, DC Circulator system, which serves six routes in Washington and Rosslyn, Virginia, has deployed 14 Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses. The Circulator provides door-to-door transportation to more than 25 museums, monuments and memorials along the National Mall at a cost of $1 per ride. It provides more than five millions trips each year…. Read more »

As the case for e-buses solidifies, NYC announces plans to go electric by 2040

New York City has announced plans to convert its public bus system to an all-electric fleet by 2040. Details of the planned conversion are expected to be included in a modernization plan for the city’s transit system that the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) will release in May. “It does depend on the maturity of the… Read more »

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 »