Three More EcoRide All-Battery Buses Have Been Delivered
Greenville, S.C.-based Proterra is talking up the order of three additional EcoRide all-electric buses by the Worcester Regional Transit Authority in Massachusetts – increasing the agency’s battery bus count to six, “13% of its entire fleet.”
WRTA made its initial purchase from Proterra in September 2012, Proterra says, using funds from a $4.4 million Federal Transit Authority Clean Fuels grant to replace three of its twelve old diesel buses. The first three electric buses went into service in late summer on routes between Union Station and The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley and Quinsigamond Community College.
‘Repeat Customers Represent the Ultimate’
“Repeat customers represent the ultimate customer service goal for our company,” Proterra and CEO Garrett Mikita said in a release.
Other operators embracing the Proterra battery solution include the Transit Authority of River City in Louisville, Ky., Foothill Transit in Southern California, StarMetro of Tallahassee, Via Metropolitan in San Antonio, San Joaquin RTD in Stockton, Calif., RTC of Washoe County in Reno, and the City of Seneca, S.C. (F&F, December 13).
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Source: Proterra with Fleets & Fuels follow-up