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Proterra Battery Extends Bus Range

May 16, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, New Products, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Battery Pack Analogous to Prior New Bus Design

Proterra is talking up a new battery pack for its Catalyst XR (extended range) all-electric buses, stating that its design boosts energy storage capability by 28%, bringing the nominal single-charge range of a 40-foot vehicle to 194 miles.

Proterra Claims 258 Miles on a Charge

September 3, 2015 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, Technology, Testing by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Catalyst XR Bus ‘Shatters Electric Vehicle Range Perceptions,’ Company Says

Proterra is reporting today that its 40-foot Catalyst XR bus logged 258 miles on a single charge at the Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds in Mountville, S.C. The bus was fitted with eight NMC/nickel manganese cobalt lithium ion battery packs with a total energy capacity of 257 kilowatt-hours.

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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