25 Battery Vehicles for Philadelphia Area’s SEPTA
King County Applying New FTA Funding for Eight
Proterra is trumpeting orders for 33 of its Catalyst battery electric buses, noting that three transit agencies are taking advantage of funding from the Federal Transit Administration to field the zero-emission vehicles.
FTA awarded $22.5 million to seven agencies in five states this week, and there was a report in Philadelphia that SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, would apply its money toward the purchase of 25 Proterra vehicles (F&F, April 19).
Proterra said today that SEPTA is indeed buying 25 Catalyst vehicles, as well as five overhead chargers.
Foothill Expects 13 New Buses
In the Seattle area, King County Metro will be taking eight additional Proterra Catalyst vehicles, bringing its total to 11, Proterra said.
And, “Proterra’s first customer and the first agency in the U.S. to operate EV buses in revenue service, Foothill Transit,” Proterra said, will apply FTA money to charging facilities and support. Foothill will be getting 13 Proterra Catalyst buses from a previous order this year, bringing its all-electric fleet to nearly 10% percent of the agency’s total.
Proterra uses driveline equipment from UQM Technologies and SCiB brand lithium titanium battery modules from Toshiba.
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Source: Proterra with Fleets & Fuels follow-up