Electric bus manufacturer joins in critical relief efforts
GREENVILLE, S.C. – October 12, 2015 — Proterra, a provider of zero emission battery-electric buses, today announced that it will make a donation to the American Red Cross-South Carolina Floods Fund to support relief efforts for thousands of residents in South Carolina impacted by the historic flood. Proterra’s contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund will help support individuals and families affected by the heavy rainfall.
“Proterra is proud to call South Carolina home. We feel it is critical as an engaged community member to lend our assistance during this catastrophe,” said Ryan Popple, CEO, Proterra. “Unprecedented floodwaters have caused severe hardship for thousands of people throughout the region. As part of our commitment to the greater South Carolina community, Proterra is providing this support to the American Red Cross to help ensure the needs of our friends and neighbors are being addressed.”
Torrential rains and highly unusual flooding hit South Carolina this week, with some parts of the state receiving over 24 inches of water. Flooding has killed at least 17 people and left thousands without power and water. The American Red Cross is currently on the ground in affected areas setting up shelters and providing immediate relief through supplies, technical assistance and other support to those in need.
To join Proterra and donate to the American Red Cross-South Carolina Floods Fund, which provides victims with food and shelter, please visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
About Proterra, Inc.
Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission vehicles that enable bus fleet operators to significantly reduce operating costs while delivering clean, quiet transportation to the community. Proterra has sold more than 108 vehicles to 14 different transit agencies throughout North America. Proterra’s configurable EV platform, battery and charging options make its buses well-suited for a wide range of transit and campus routes. With unmatched durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous U.S. certification testing, Proterra products are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley and South Carolina. For more information visit: http://www.proterra.com/ and follow us on Twitter @Proterra_Inc.
Proterra Media Contact: Lauren Burke, [email protected]