Posts Tagged: Proterra

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 »

The inevitability of electric buses

Electric transit buses enter the fast-follower market stage as the leaders work to remove the last barriers to adoption. Q&A with Proterra’s Ryan Popple and ABB’s Daan Nap on the state of the market and charging standards in North America and Europe. With each passing year, more decision makers are realizing that city buses are an… Read more »

Louisville, Kentucky transit authority rolls out six Proterra electric buses

The Transit Authority of River City (TARC), which serves the Greater Louisville area, has begun deploying six new Proterra electric buses on a route that serves popular destinations including Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby Museum and the University of Louisville. With the new buses, TARC will have a total of 15 Proterra e-buses on the… Read more »

Electric bus maker Proterra opens up its overhead fast charging patents

Proterra’s electric buses use a proprietary en route fast-charging system that allows them to be charged at brief stops, extending their effective range. Now the company has taken a page from Tesla’s book, offering its charging technology to the transit industry on a royalty-free basis. Proterra has announced that it will grant anyone royalty-free access… Read more »

Proterra’s road show is selling transit agencies on electric buses

Proterra’s electric buses are on a roll. The company has sold buses to 16 transit operators around the country, from Metro LA to Seattle to Massachusetts to Florida. The recent round of Low or No Emission grants from the Federal Transit Administration funded purchases of 33 more Proterra buses. Proterra has a smooth marketing operation… Read more »

Philadelphia transit authority orders 25 Proterra electric buses

Philadelphia is set to become the first city in the Northeastern US to put battery-electric buses into service. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) plans to purchase 25 40-foot Proterra Catalyst e-buses, which will be deployed on two bus routes in South Philadelphia. Two canopy-style charging stations will be installed along the routes, and operators… Read more »

Up to $55 million in funding available for Low or No Emission transit vehicles

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of $55 million in funding (FTA-2016-003-TPM) under the Low or No Emission (Low-No) Program. The purpose of the Low-No Program is to encourage transit operators to convert their fleets to the most energy-efficient vehicles. It provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase… Read more »

University of Montana orders Proterra electric buses

Proterra’s zero-emission battery-electric buses are serving in city transit systems around North America, and the company is now setting its sights on the university market (read our interview with CEO Ryan Popple in the May/June 2015 issue of Charged).. The Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM) Transportation, one of a handful of student-led… Read more »

Proterra electric buses to add Mobileye collision avoidance system

Mobileye Aftermarket has announced that electric bus maker Proterra will offer factory installation of Mobileye’s collision avoidance solution in its 2016 models. According to NHTSA, 93% of accidents are due to human error. The Mobileye Aftermarket system is designed to give a distracted driver the opportunity to avoid a collision or mitigate its severity. The… Read more »