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FTA Lo-No Bus Awards: $22.5 Million

April 19, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Seven Transit Providers to Deploy Battery & Fuel Cell Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration yesterday announced $22.5 million worth of awards for its Low and No-Emission Vehicle Deployment initiative, aka Lo-No. Seven transit providers in five states will receive money to help pay for “buses and related facilities that utilize battery-electric, fuel cell, and other innovative technologies to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and improve operating efficiency,” FTA says. updated April 20


Proterra for 2 Million All-Battery Bus Miles

March 3, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Manufacturer Vows to Double Its Production Capacity This Year

Proterra said this week that its national fleet of all-electric transit buses has surpassed two million miles of revenue service, “providing communities coast to coast with clean, quiet transportation.”

Foothill for First-Ever All-Electric Bus Route

September 23, 2014 in Electric Drive, event, EVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Proterra Fast-Charging Enables 100% Electrification of Line 291,
The Route’s Formal Launch Is to Take Place Saturday, September 27

Southern California’s Foothill Transit, a pioneering operator of route-charged 100% battery electric buses since 2010, will celebrate the full electrification of its Pomona-La Verne service at the Pomona Transit Center this Saturday morning, September 27.

Proterra Switches to 40-Foot Battery Buses

August 21, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Notches First Order for Second-Generation Vehicle with Foothill,
Hires Matt Horton as Sales VP Who’ll Set Up New California Office

Proterra is shifting production of its 100% battery electric buses from 35 feet to full-size 40-footers more suitable for transit demand, and has notched its first 40-foot sale with its largest customer, Foothill Transit in Southern California, which it says is taking two. updated September 12

Proterra Notches Battery Bus Orders

December 13, 2013 in EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Louisville, with Nashville Next, Following a Follow-On from Foothill,
‘We Know That We Have Only Scratched the Surface of This Market

Greenville, S.C.-based Proterra has notched another double digit order for its all-battery buses: The Transit Authority of River City in Louisville, Ky. is to receive ten of the zero-emission vehicles. TARC’s order follows Proterra’s largest to date, for 12 of the Altoona-tested vehicles for Foothill Transit in Southern California. An order for seven buses for Nashville MTA is expected to be announced soon. 

this item was initially posted on December 10


Proterra-Foothill Rate Relief

December 5, 2012 in Companies, Electric Drive, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California Grants a Three-Year Break on Daytime Electricity
As Battery Busmaker Trumpets $23 Million Investment Round

The California Public Utilities Commission has granted a three-year reprieve on the daytime electricity rates paid by transit agencies with battery electric vehicles, following petitions by Proterra and Southern California Edison. The ruling means that Southern California’s Foothill Transit will pay about 15¢ per kilowatt-hour instead of 40¢ to charge its Proterra buses, and an onerous monthly demand charge will be eliminated.

Proterra Proliferates: eBuses in Four States

July 24, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Texas, Florida, South Carolina and More for California

EcoRide BE35 battery electric buses by Proterra are spreading from an initial trial with Foothill Transit in Southern California to fleets in Texas, Florida, South Carolina and California’s Central Valley.


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