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Electric Vehicles for Commercial Transit Operators

Whether they’re in search of employee shuttles or tour buses, commercial transit providers are looking for a clean, quiet experience for their riders. That’s why Proterra Powered is partnering with commercial transit manufacturers to electrify their vehicles with industry-leading battery packs, creating 100% battery-electric buses designed to meet the needs of commercial fleets throughout North America. From Proterra’s own vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) by industry-leading manufacturers that utilize Proterra technology, Proterra Powered provides the best solutions for electric commercial transit.

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The Battery

Proterra Powered provides safe, reliable battery packs to create zero-emission electric vehicles designed specifically for commercial transit fleets. Battery pack options include both the H Series and S Series. The narrower Proterra H Series (H1-15) battery pack allows for ease of vehicle design, installed between the vehicle frame rails to maximize space. Meanwhile, the Proterra S Series battery pack offers maximum energy storage. Its versatile design enables industry-leading energy density to maximize driving range. Proven in transit, Proterra battery packs already power medium- and heavy-duty commercial transit vehicles throughout North America.

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Tech Features


  • Active thermal management software enables optimal charging and operation
  • Energy reserve dynamically adjusts over time for maximum performance
  • Sensors throughout battery pack deliver continuous monitoring and diagnostics


  • Strong and ruggedized battery materials withstand toughest conditions
  • Battery architecture features built-in safety mechanisms
  • Rigorous vehicle testing and validation programs ensure highest standards of safety


  • Modular design enables customizable pack dimensions that can be configured to megawatt-hour scale systems
  • Wide range of capacity and packaging options fit different types of electric vehicles
  • Up to four packs can be configured in series, and 16 in parallel

Proterra Powered Vehicles

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Lightning eMotors: The “Lightning Electric” E-450 Electric Shuttle Bus

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Lightning eMotors: The “Lightning Electric” E-550 Electric Shuttle Bus

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Lightning eMotors: The “Lightning Electric Transit” Electric Passenger Van

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Charging Solutions

Proterra Energy offers a turnkey approach to charging infrastructure, including design, build, financing, operations, maintenance, and energy optimization. Modular and scalable charging systems seamlessly connect with electric buses and other electric vehicles with standardized DC fast charging.

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Get in Contact

If you’re interested in electrifying your commercial vehicles with the help of a dependable team of EV experts, then you’ve come to the right place. Tell Proterra Powered a little about your project to get started.