Posts Tagged: Proterra

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 »

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 »