ACT News 2017

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Proterra Trumpets Seattle Catalyst Trial

April 1, 2016 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Heavily Laden 40-Footer Averaged 325 Miles per Day

Battery bus manufacturer Proterra has released the results of a 106-day trial of a 40-foot Catalyst FC (fast-charge) bus with King County Metro in Seattle. The vehicle ran 24 hours per day to simulate one year and, with 14,500 pounds of water ballast representing 125% of a normal full load of 77 passengers, logged 32,545 total miles – “nearly twice the distance of standard industry tests at Altoona,” Proterra says. updated April 4

Two Proterra Buses for Montana School

February 8, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The First Such Campus Customer for Battery Bus Builder
Helps Pave Way for Electricity for Next Transit Generation

Proterra has disclosed plans to start supplying its 100% battery electric buses for university campuses, and has named the Associated Students of the University of Montana in Missoula as its first such customer.

Proterra Prepares for Cal Manufacturing

April 28, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CEC Money to Support Plant at City of Industry (Los Angeles)
For Versatile ‘Catalyst’ All-Electric 40-Foot Transit Bus Platform

Proterra is celebrating the award of $3 million from the California Energy Commission to fund the design, development and construction of a state-of-the-art plant to manufacture its zero-emission, battery-electric transit buses. updated April 29

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