Feb 1, 2023 - 02:49 pm
CA: Sonoma County buys more Proterra electric buses
Sonoma County in California announced the purchase of ten battery-electric buses by Proterra to replace ten compressed natural gas buses. The new buses shall arrive in the summer of 2024 and join six other all-electric buses expected to arrive in June.
Jan 17, 2023 - 12:31 pm
Proterra opens battery assembly plant in South Carolina
In the USA, Proterra has started assembly lines at its announced battery production facility in Greer, South Carolina. Battery systems for use in electric vehicles will be manufactured there immediately, with deliveries to customers scheduled to begin this quarter.
Apr 19, 2022 - 05:14 pm
Proterra to improve battery capacity on the ZX5 bus
US electric bus manufacturer Proterra has announced increased battery capacity for its ZX5 battery-electric transit bus. Starting next year, the 40-foot (12.2-metre) version of the Proterra ZX5 can be equipped with up to 738 kWh of battery capacity.
Apr 6, 2022 - 03:04 pm
Pace Suburban Bus orders its first e-buses from Proterra
In the USA, public transit agency Pace Suburban Bus that services the Chicago area, has awarded a $26.5 million dollar contract (worth around 24.26 million euros) to Proterra to acquire 20 Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit buses and two Proterra megawatt-scale fleet chargers. The first Proterra electric buses are slated to be delivered to Pace […]
Jan 14, 2022 - 04:26 pm
Proterra to supply Vicinity with truck & bus batteries
The Canadian commercial vehicle manufacturer Vicinity Motor Electric has ordered battery technology from Proterra for its utility trucks, shuttle buses, and box trucks. The two companies have now signed a multi-year supply agreement.
Dec 21, 2021 - 11:26 am
US cuts BYD out of e-bus funding schemes
The US Government has cut off Chinese manufacturers from funding programs for electric buses. This will hit BYD particularly hard despite having assembled electric buses in the US for years. The most likely “winner” will be Proterra.
Dec 15, 2021 - 03:43 pm
Proterra is building a battery assembly plant in South Carolina
Proterra is building another production facility for battery systems for use in electric vehicles. The new plant is being built in Greer, South Carolina, near Proterra’s electric bus manufacturing facility in Greenville, and is expected to be operational in the second half of 2022.
Dec 13, 2021 - 02:57 pm
Proterra announces new CEO
Proterra announced that Gareth Joyce, who currently serves as President of Proterra, will succeed Jack Allen as Chief Executive Officer and join the Company’s Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2022.
Nov 17, 2021 - 05:40 pm
Anadolu Isuzu orders battery systems from Proterra
Proterra has received an order for its battery systems from the Turkish commercial vehicle manufacturer Anadolu Isuzu. The latter wants to integrate Proterra’s batteries into its new 12-metre and 18-metre Citi Volt electric bus models.
Nov 6, 2021 - 07:12 pm
LA to install megawatt solar microgrid to charge electric buses
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has been awarded a $6mn grant by the California Energy Commission to install one of the largest EV fleet charging systems in the US. The funding comes after the agency had announced to transition its entire fleet to electric in time for the Summer Olympics in 2028.
Sep 29, 2021 - 06:06 pm
Austin Texas orders 26 Proterra e-buses
Proterra has announced that Capital Metro in Austin, Texas is purchasing 26 40-foot Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit buses, with an option for another 126 of these buses plus chargers over the next 5 years. The first 26 electric buses should be delivered in 2022.
Aug 26, 2021 - 02:44 pm
Australia’s BusTech to build e-buses for Queensland
In Australia, local supplier BusTech has scored an order from Queensland. The continent’s second-largest state is part of a strategic agreement worth $15.6 million with Keolis Downer and BusTech to deliver 16 e-buses made in Queensland.
Aug 12, 2021 - 01:56 pm
Proterra to source battery cells from LG Energy Solution
Proterra has reached an agreement with LG Energy Solution for a long-term supply of cylindrical cells. These will be manufactured at an LG Energy Solution factory in the US and supplied to Proterra plants in North America for the production of battery systems for commercial vehicles.
Jun 23, 2021 - 03:28 pm
Proterra strikes large follow-up up order in Miami
The US e-bus maker Proterra says it received an order from Miami-Dade County to deliver another 42 electric buses. This time around, however, the County will also install one of the largest fleet charging systems in the States with 75 Proterra chargers across three bus depots.
Jun 16, 2021 - 01:48 pm
Proterra to hit the stock market
The US American electric bus manufacturer Proterra has announced that its shares of common stock and warrants will begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market today under the new ticker symbols ‘PTRA’ and ‘PTRAW,’ respectively.
Mar 22, 2021 - 10:47 pm
Proterra delivers batteries to Lightning eMotors
Proterra has won another customer for its batteries. An agreement now signed with US company Lightning eMotors that will see its Lightning Electric Transit electric delivery van fitted with batteries from Proterra.
Feb 27, 2021 - 02:33 pm
US revives school bus electrification efforts
In the Maryland county of Montgomery, an initiative for the electric conversion of buses has been launched, marking the largest single electric school bus procurement in the USA so far. Additionally, Los Angeles has ordered 10 Lion electric school buses and California has begun installing charging stations at their schools.
Feb 18, 2021 - 12:15 pm
Proterra to supply batteries for the Volta Zero
Volta Trucks has appointed Proterra as battery supplier for the Volta Zero electric truck. The Proterra batteries will help the all-electric 16-tonne truck, which is designed for inner-city freight transport, to achieve a real-world range of up to 200 kilometres.
Jan 14, 2021 - 02:15 pm
Proterra to go public via merger with ArcLight
Proterra, the U.S. manufacturer of electric buses, has announced its initial public offering through a merger with investment firm ArcLight Clean Transportation. Existing investor Daimler Trucks backs the deal.
Dec 11, 2020 - 12:30 pm
BYD and Proterra to grow global e-bus production capacity
Two major electric bus manufacturers are responding to rising demand as BYD plans to expand its plant in Hungary extensively. The US manufacturer Proterra is one step further and has now opened a new battery production line at its plant in Los Angeles.
Sep 16, 2020 - 01:05 pm
Proterra presents the ZX5 electric bus
The US manufacturer Proterra presented its latest electric bus model, the ZX5. The electric bus is being offered in two length variants of 35 feet (10.7 metres) and 40 feet (12.2 metres) with 29 and 40 seats respectively.
Sep 14, 2020 - 05:09 pm
Toronto launches third electric bus variant
With the arrival of a third electric bus model, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) now has what it claims to be the largest fleet of electric buses in North America. However, the superlative claim will soon be taken by the city of LA in the USA.
Jul 29, 2020 - 07:55 pm
Optimal EV and Proterra develop S1LF low-floor shuttle bus
Optimal Electric Vehicles and Proterra have just announced a new partnership to leverage Proterra’s battery technology and charging systems for the development of the industry’s first all-electric S1LF low-floor cutaway shuttle bus for the North American market.
Jul 24, 2020 - 01:36 pm
Edmonton launches their first electric buses
Public transport operator Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) unveiled the first 21 Proterra electric buses they have received so far. Another 19 Proterra buses are expected to arrive this year to make a total fleet of 40 electric buses. The Proterra buses will begin service in early August.