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Posts Tagged: Proterra

Idaho transit agency buys eight Proterra buses and charging stations

Idaho’s Valley Regional Transit (VRT) will purchase eight Proterra Catalyst 35-foot E2 electric buses and eight Proterra 125 kW charging systems. VRT is the first transit agency in Idaho to purchase electric buses, according to Proterra. With the new order, about one fourth of the agency’s fleet will be electric. Funding for the electric buses… Read more »

Proterra’s new multi-dispenser charging system for heavy-duty EV fleets

Proterra has added a useful new offering to its charging solutions – a multi-dispenser system that enables Proterra stations to have up to four low-profile charging dispensers paired to a single Power Control System (PCS). The solution enables automated, sequential vehicle charging, which allows multiple vehicles to charge one after the other automatically and at… Read more »

Miami transit agency buys 33 Proterra electric buses

Miami-Dade Transit has ordered 33 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and up to 75 Proterra plug-in chargers. The purchase is part of the agency’s plan to electrify at least 50 percent of the county’s buses by 2035. Proterra will work directly with the county to design and install the charging infrastructure. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos… Read more »

Proterra launches program to help OEMs build EVs for commercial fleets

California-based electric bus maker Proterra has launched a new program, Proterra Powered, to help automakers manufacture their own electric fleet vehicles. Proterra designs and manufactures battery systems, electric drivetrain technology, and standardized, heavy-duty charging systems for commercial vehicle applications. As part of Proterra Powered, Proterra will provide OEMs with the electrification hardware as well as… Read more »

Charlotte Douglas International Airport buys Proterra buses and chargers

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) will purchase five 35-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and five 125 kW Proterra charging systems. CLT will become the ninth airport to purchase Proterra electric buses. Each Proterra electric buses displaces 230,000 pounds of CO2 annually when it replaces a diesel vehicle, according to the company. Proterra’s charging systems use the… Read more »

Proterra CEO: Electric buses are close to inevitable

The economic case for electric transit buses has become a no-brainer, Proterra CEO Ryan Popple told Bloomberg in a recent interview. The energy cost of a typical e-bus is about 20 cents per mile, compared to about 75 cents per mile for diesel. The up-front costs for e-buses are substantially higher, but Proterra recently introduced… Read more »

Proterra works with Michelin to develop low rolling resistance tire for e-buses

Proterra, a manufacturer of heavy-duty electric vehicles, is collaborating with Michelin to develop the MICHELIN X InCity Energy Z tire, a low rolling resistance tire designed and optimized for electric buses in urban environments. Proterra says the tire will be the standard tire offered for its Proterra Catalyst buses. Michelin designed the X InCity Energy… Read more »

Silicon Valley airport purchases 10 Proterra e-buses to replace CNG fleet

San José International Airport (SJC), which provides services for the Silicon Valley area, is purchasing a fleet of 10 Proterra e-buses to transport passengers between SJC’s parking lots, rental car center and terminals. Funded in part by a $5-million zero-emissions grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, the electric buses will replace the aging CNG fleet… Read more »

Proterra and Mitsui create $200-million credit to scale battery leasing program for electric buses

Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has partnered with Japanese conglomerate Mitsui to create a $200-million credit to scale up Proterra’s battery leasing program. Proterra customers will be able to purchase an electric bus and lease the batteries over the 12-year lifetime of the bus. Through the battery lease, Proterra says the initial capital expense for the… Read more »

Tallahassee to purchase 22 electric buses to service Florida State University

The city of Tallahassee’s public transit system, StarMetro, has agreed to purchase 22 electric transit buses from Proterra, a California-based manufacturer of electric transit buses, to service Florida State University (FSU). The 22 Proterra Catalyst FC buses bring StarMetro’s electric fleet up to 27 buses. The 35-foot Proterra Catalyst FC buses will serve FSU’s Seminole Express… Read more »