Proterra Stories April 4
Proterra Stories September 19, 2018
Daimler has many different heavy-duty electric vehicle efforts, including electric buses, but now the Germany automaker is also investing in U.S. electric bus maker Proterra.
The startup has secured a new massive $155 million round of investment. expand full story
Proterra Stories April 4, 2018
Proterra is rapidly emerging as an important player in the bus market with its all-electric buses not only beating diesel buses when it comes to the cost of operation, but also due to their impressive performance.
Now, they are putting their new all-electric bus with dual motor to the test on Utah’s steepest roads to prove its performance. expand full story
Proterra Stories October 9, 2017
American electric bus maker Proterra made two important announcements today. The company unveiled its new dual motor all-electric drivetrain and it confirmed that it has been selected to make the electric powertrains for Van Hool’s first all-electric coach. expand full story
Proterra Stories September 19, 2017
US-based electric bus manufacturer Proterra upgraded its 40-foot Catalyst E2, now called ‘Catalyst E2 max‘, with a massive 660 kWh battery pack and brought it to the track at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana, to test it.
Unsurprisingly with that insane amount of battery capacity in the vehicle, they beat the record for the most distance traveled on a single charge by an electric vehicle. expand full story
Proterra Stories June 13, 2017
Electric bus maker Proterra is fresh off an important $140 million investment round to expand production and yet, it just announced another (Series 6) $55 million investment round.
Investors include Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management and BMW’s venture capital arm, BMW i Ventures. expand full story
Proterra Stories May 3, 2017
There are so many companies working on autonomous driving these days that it’s hard to keep track and now we can add another one to the list.
Proterra, a US-based manufacturer of battery-powered buses, wants to add autonomous driving capability to its fleet of electric buses. They announced this week a deal to join the University of Nevada, Reno’s Living Lab Coalition to work on autonomy for public transit. expand full story
Proterra Stories February 13, 2017
Transit vehicles today are mostly powered by gasoline, diesel, and CNG, while batteries only represent about 1% of the market. It is currently a small part of the industry, but it’s also the fastest growing fuel source in the sector and it’s starting to become highly competitive.
Electric bus maker Proterra is ramping up production and currently claims to be cheaper than diesel and CNG. It leads CEO Ryan Popple to make a bold prediction that battery-powered buses will dominate the transit bus market within 10 years. expand full story
Proterra Stories January 12, 2017
If you were wondering how electric bus manufacturer Proterra managed to secure a large $140 million round of financing last week, it might be easier to understand now that we know they had a massive order in the pipeline.
King County’s Metro Transit, which includes Seattle’s metro area, announced a zero-emission transition of its fleet of buses and confirmed that it will add 120 new all-electric buses over the next 3 years. Proterra is getting the bulk of the order. expand full story
Proterra Stories January 9, 2017
Now that battery-powered buses are becoming more cost-effective and able to handle almost any urban routes, manufacturers are looking to expand their production to satisfy the demand from transit agencies turning to electric when updating their fleet.
Proterra, a manufacturer of large all-electric buses in the US, has been talking a lot about production expansion lately after sales being up 220% since last year. The company hired Tesla’s former Vice President of Manufacturing to lead the expansion at their facility in Greenville, South Carolina, and their new factory in Los Angeles County.
Last week, the company confirmed having secured an impressive $140 million investment to finance this important expansion of their production capacity. expand full story