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Proterra Bus at the DNC in Philadelphia

July 22, 2016 in Electric Drive, event, EVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘SEPTA, Proterra, and PECO Democratize Transportation’

Proterra will take part in the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week, as one of the manufacturer’s Catalyst brand 100% battery electric buses is to be used as a shuttle, and will be displayed at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s headquarters.

Proterra Notches Orders for 33 Buses

April 21, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, Fleet Order, transit by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

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.

Proterra Unveils ‘Nimbler’ 35-Foot Bus

October 7, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Opens Northern California Headquarters South of San Francisco
And Announces DART in Texas as the Lead Customer for 35-Footer

Proterra celebrated the opening of its new Northern California headquarters yesterday evening, and unveiled a new, “nimbler” 35-foot Catalyst bus to complement its standard 40-foot offering.

More Proterra Buses for California Valley

July 21, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

San Joaquin RTD Is a Repeat Customer, Quadrupling Its Battery Fleet

Proterra has disclosed new orders in California for its 40-foot, 100% battery electric Catalyst transit buses. Funding from the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District is part of “a concerted effort,” Proterra says, “to enable the proliferation of clean-air fleets, significantly reduce emissions and improve ambient air quality and public health.”

Proterra Offers Bigger-Battery Buses

February 24, 2015 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Buses May Now be Ordered with Range of Up to 180 Miles

All-battery bus builder Proterra is now offering “extended-range” vehicles with larger battery packs affording a single-charge range of up to 180 miles.

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