It’s time for clean, quiet transportation for all
Communities are growing and evolving, and with that, our transportation needs are changing. Now more than ever, we need safer, more reliable, and cleaner options. At Proterra, our mission is to advance EV technology to deliver the world’s best-performing commercial vehicles.
Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission electric transit vehicles and EV technology solutions for commercial applications. Since 2004, Proterra
registered technology has been proven through more than 16 million service miles in heavy-duty applications.
From our own best-selling transit bus to electric school buses, delivery trucks, coach buses, and shuttles, Proterra battery technology is already powering commercial vehicles from world-class automakers and helping fleet operators reduce emissions while lowering operating costs.
As major cities convert to 100% electric fleets, Proterra vehicles have become the most popular electric buses on the road in North America. With more than a decade of experience delivering heavy-duty electric transit vehicles, Proterra has sold more than 1,000 electric buses to 130 communities across 43 U.S. states and Canadian provinces.
To provide operators with a comprehensive set of products to deploy and scale their EV fleets, Proterra also offers a turn-key approach to delivering the complete energy ecosystem for commercial electric vehicles. In addition to high-power charging systems, Proterra Energy fleet solutions include charging infrastructure design, build, financing, operations, maintenance and energy optimization.
With industry-leading powertrain technology, proven experience, comprehensive charging solutions, and unparalleled EV expertise, Proterra is the commercial vehicle electrification partner of choice for industry-leading manufacturers. Renowned automakers with Proterra Powered™ vehicles include Daimler’s Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, Van Hool, Optimal, and Bustech.
Together with our customers, we have prevented more than 80 million pounds of greenhouse gases from escaping into the atmosphere and avoided burning some 4 million gallons of fuel. From our state-of-the-art Silicon Valley R&D lab to manufacturing facilities in Southern California and South Carolina, Proterra is committed to powering the shift to 100% battery-electric fleets and delivering clean, quiet transportation for all.
January, 2004Proterra’s CreationNovember, 2008The EcoRideJanuary, 2009The First Proterra CustomerJanuary, 2011Greenville, South CarolinaFebruary, 2011Sales GrowthMay, 2012Customer MomentumOctober, 2012Altoona TestingJanuary, 2013Catalyst FCJune, 2013Retaining and Attracting CustomersJanuary, 2014New CEOJuly, 2014Further Validation of ZEV MarketFebruary, 2015Catalyst XRSeptember, 2015Breaking RecordsOctober, 2015Silicon Valley HeadquartersDecember, 2015ZEV Transit GroundswellSeptember, 2016The Catalyst E2March, 2017New Board LeadershipMarch, 2017Proterra’s 1st Chief Legal OfficerMay, 2017University of Nevada-RenoMay, 2017CFO with Strong Manufacturing ExpertiseJune, 2017Advocating Charging StandardsJune, 2017Series 6July, 2017West Coast ManufacturingJuly, 2017Proterra Los AngelesAugust, 2017RDU 1st Airport CustomerAugust, 20171st All-Electric BRTSeptember, 2017Setting World RecordSeptember, 2017Proterra Partners Win Bulk of FTA FundsOctober, 2017The DuoPower DrivetrainOctober, 2017Van HoolDecember, 20171st U.S. Federal Agency CustomerDecember, 2017Market expansionJanuary, 2018Proterra receives prestigious award recognitionMay, 2018Proterra expands technology innovationJune, 2018First Canadian customerSeptember, 2018Investment from world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturerSeptember, 2018APEX IntroducedOctober, 2018Electric school bus Powered by ProterraJanuary, 2019First electric buses in Hawaii & NCApril, 2019Battery Leasing ProgramMay, 2019Proterra Energy™ LaunchMay, 2019Michelin CollaborationAugust, 2019Proterra Powered™ LaunchFebruary, 2020FCCC MT50e PartnershipMarch, 2020Allen Appointed CEOJuly, 2020Optimal S1LF PartnershipAugust, 2020Bustech ZDi PartnershipSeptember, 2020ZX5 Bus LaunchOctober, 2020New Charging InfrastructureNovember, 2020Joyce at Helm of PoweredNovember, 20201,000th Bus SoldDecember, 2020LA Battery Line
Cleantech Group – 2018 Global Cleantech 100 and North American Company of the Year
2018 Clean Air Awards – South Coast Air Quality Management District
2018 Innovative Solutions Award – METRO Magazine
2018 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 – Hayley Cashdollar
Sustainable San Mateo – 2018 Sustainability Award – Large Business of the Year
California Transportation Foundation – 2017 Sustainable Transportation Project of the Year
2017 Finance for Resilience Awards – Proterra Battery Lease Agreements
Cleantech Group – 2017 Global Cleantech 100
Edison Awards – Innovations & Innovators
Cleantech Group – 2015 Global Cleantech 100
Deloitte – Technology Fast 500 2015
Mass Transit – Top 40 Under Forty 2015
Bloomberg New Energy Finance – New Energy Pioneer 2015
World Economic Forum – 2015 Technology Pioneer
Sustainia 100 – Top 100
Global Cleantech – Top 100
FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards – Energy Finalist
The White House – Champions of Change
InnoVision – Technology Award