Thomas Built Buses Delivers 50th Proterra Powered Electric School Bus

Thomas Built Buses (TBB), a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America; its exclusive Virginia dealer, Sonny Merryman Inc.; and Proterra Inc (“Proterra”), a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, today celebrated the delivery of the 50th Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus. The milestone delivery went to Loudon County Public Schools in Virginia as part of phase one of Dominion Energy’s Electric School Bus Initiative.
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Proterra Selected in Electric Bus Contract by Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

Proterra today announced that it has been selected by the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services as a vendor to supply zero-emission battery-electric transit buses and charging infrastructure under the state’s regional Cooperative Purchasing Contract. Proterra was chosen to help streamline local transit agencies’ access to vehicles that best meet their specific transit system needs. Transit agencies, universities, and other commercial operators can now purchase Proterra battery-electric buses as well as Proterra charging infrastructure through the Washington State Cooperating Purchasing program’s pre-established contract.
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Proterra Battery Technology to Power Lightning eMotors Electric Transit Commercial Van

Proterra and Lightning eMotors today announced a new collaboration to power the Generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit commercial van using Proterra’s industry-leading battery technology. The Lightning Electric Transit commercial van is a purpose-built Class 3 commercial electric vehicle that is available in several popular configurations like last-mile cargo vans, passenger vans, shuttle buses, ambulances, school buses and RVs. Lightning eMotors anticipates annual production of up to 3,000 vehicles by 2023. The first Lightning Electric Transit vans are expected to be delivered to customers later this year.
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Volta Trucks Selects Proterra to Supply Vehicle Battery for Full-Electric Volta Zero

Volta Trucks, the full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has selected Proterra as the battery supplier for the Volta Zero. The Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built, full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed specifically for inner city freight distribution. This significant contract completes Volta Trucks’s strategic sourcing of the electric powertrain. Volta Zero vehicles are scheduled to start customer trials later in 2021, with tens of thousands of trucks expected on the roads soon after series production starts around 12 months later. The Proterra-supplied battery will give the Volta Zero a real-world range of 200kms on a single charge. This distance is more than enough for most inner city logistics and distribution vehicles which spend most of their operating time in slow-moving start / stop traffic. The Proterra battery pack delivers industry-leading energy density and a customizable design. This allows the battery in the Volta Zero to be located between the chassis rails – its safest possible location for the design.
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Komatsu and Proterra Announce New Collaboration to Develop All-Electric Construction Equipment

Proterra and Komatsu, a global leader in construction equipment, have announced an agreement to leverage Proterra’s best-in-class battery technology for the development of Komatsu’s first battery-electric middle class hydraulic excavator. The collaboration represents Proterra’s entry into the off-road vehicle market and the company’s first Proterra Powered™ battery-electric construction equipment. Komatsu will utilize Proterra’s high-performance battery systems for the development of a proof-of-concept electric excavator in 2021 before expected commercial production in 2023 to 2024. The Proterra® battery system powering the electric excavator will feature high energy density and fast charging technology.
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Labor and Community Groups Sign Landmark Community Benefits Agreement with Proterra

Proterra, Jobs to Move America’s community-labor coalition in California, and the United Steelworkers Local 675 (USW 675) have entered into a historic community benefits agreement (CBA) in Los Angeles County. The CBA will lead to transformative investments in Los Angeles communities to train, support, and hire workers for skilled union jobs in zero-emissions bus manufacturing at Proterra’s City of Industry facility. Under the agreement, Proterra commits to a goal of 50% of new hires to be from communities facing significant barriers to employment, including people of color, veterans, and returning citizens.
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