Proterra Named to Sustainia100 Annual Listing of Top Global Sustainability Innovations

GREENVILLE, S.C. June 24, 2014 – Proterra Inc., the leading provider of zero-emission battery-electric transit solutions, has been named to Sustainia100, an annual listing of the most innovative sustainability solutions from around the world. Based in Oslo, Norway, Sustainia100 presents the world’s top sustainability solutions which are selected by their environmental, social and economic impact. Proterra is the only company on this prestigious list serving the mass transit sector.

“Proterra is proud to lead the way in creating sustainable mass transit options that impact an incredibly broad range of people and geographies and combine the ideals of enhanced mobility and environmental justice,” Being named to the Sustainia100 is indicative of Proterra’s success in providing a viable, sustainable transit solution” said Ryan Popple, president and chief executive officer, Proterra Inc. “Proterra buses are in operation daily, providing clean, affordable transit to the communities in which they operate.  More significantly, our electric buses are proving the long-term value proposition and benefits of EV for the heavy-duty transportation industry—which we believe will help push more mainstream adoption of EV technology.”,

By offering a quiet, fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly bus to the market today, Proterra has helped cities across the United States reduce their carbon footprints and improve the quality of life for residents. Proterra has recorded that its buses have a fuel economy per kilometer/mile (when translated into conventional fuels) that is nearly six times that of a diesel bus. In addition to being the only true zero-emission transit bus on the market today, EV buses are also the quietest, resulting in not only cleaner, but more enjoyable, urban environments.

The Sustainia 100 study highlights the efforts employed by selected companies in an effort to encourage industries to follow sustainable practices. More than 900 technologies and projects on nearly all continents were researched to identify the 100 outstanding cases, to document where and how innovations are being developed and to show how they’ve been deployed in a total of 142 countries.

“The selected Sustainia100 solutions are an inspiration to companies, cities and consumers worldwide,” said Laura Storm, executive director of Sustainia. “Sustainable innovation is truly transforming markets and industries these years – things are happening at an incredible pace. You will lag behind if you as a business do not gear your company towards a changed landscape, where an efficient and sustainable operation is key to long-term survival.”


The Sustania100 publication is available here:


Sustainia100 is an annual guide to 100 innovative sustainability solutions from around the world. The guide identifies readily available projects, initiatives and technologies at the forefront of sustainable innovation. This year, Sustainia’s research team and advisory board screened a pool of +900 nominated solutions from which the final 100 solutions were selected. Sustainia100 gives investors, business leaders, policy makers and consumers insights into promising solutions within their respective fields. These vetted projects and technologies span from Western innovation hubs to emerging economies. The 2014 Sustainia100 guide, released on June 16 in Oslo, is the third edition.


Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of clean technology and clean energy, providing zero emission vehicles that enable bus fleet operators to significantly reduce operating cost while delivering clean, quiet power to the community.  With unmatched durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous industry testing at Altoona, the Proterra product is proudly made in America and the company based in Greenville, SC.   For more information about Proterra, please visit