Proterra Introduces ZX5 Electric Bus with 738 Kilowatt Hours of Energy

Proterra has announced that it is increasing the amount of energy onboard its purpose-built ZX5 electric transit bus – delivering more battery storage to help transit agencies scale zero-emission bus fleets with electric vehicle technology. Starting in 2023, the 40-foot Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit bus can be equipped with up to 738 kilowatt hours (kWh) of onboard energy. Through this enhancement, Proterra transit buses now feature the most energy storage of any 40-foot electric bus available in the North American market. With 738 kWh of battery energy storage, the ZX5 Max can deliver more than 300 miles of drive range on a single charge, depending on route conditions, configuration, and operation.
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Proterra Announces Appointment of Automotive Industry Leader Roger Nielsen to Its Board of Directors

Proterra has announced the appointment of Roger Nielsen to the company’s Board of Directors effective March 2, 2022. Nielsen is a leader in commercial vehicle product development, having recently retired from Daimler Trucks, a global leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, after a 35-year career that included serving as president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America. During his time at Daimler Trucks, Nielsen spearheaded the company’s significant advancements in the electrification of its heavy- and medium-duty trucks and school buses.
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VTA Partners with Proterra and Scale Microgrid Solutions to Charge 34 Electric Buses with Solar-Powered Microgrid

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will install an innovative clean energy microgrid and EV fleet charging system with Proterra and Scale Microgrid Solutions to help power the agency’s transition to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet, following a grant that was awarded for the project by the California Energy Commission this week.
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