Proterra Becomes First EV Manufacturer to Achieve Multiple TRUE-Certified Zero Waste Facilities

Burlingame, Calif. – Proterra Inc (NASDAQ: PTRA), a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, today announced that the company has been awarded TRUE© (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Certification for multiple manufacturing facilities in recognition of their zero waste efforts. Proterra is now the first electric vehicle manufacturer to earn multiple TRUE Certifications for zero waste facilities, according to Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI).

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In 2022, Proterra’s Silicon Valley Technology Center in Burlingame, California achieved TRUE’s Gold-level certification.

Proterra’s Silicon Valley Technology Center in Burlingame, California and East Coast electric bus manufacturing plant in Greenville, South Carolina both achieved TRUE’s Gold-level certification this year for diverting more than 90 percent of all qualified recycling, compost, and reusable materials from landfills, waste-to-energy and the environment.

Administered by GBCI, the TRUE rating system helps facilities measure, improve and recognize zero waste performance by encouraging the adoption of sustainable waste management and reduction practices, which contribute to positive environmental, health, and economic outcomes.

“Proterra was founded with a clear sense of purpose to power the transition to a 100% clean energy future for the benefit of our planet and humanity. These values are core to who we are as our company works every day to drive this critical transformation in a sustainable and responsible way. Achieving zero waste certification at multiple manufacturing sites is a reflection of those values and our commitment to shaping a healthier future for all the communities we live in and serve,” said Gareth Joyce, Proterra CEO.

“Proterra recognizes that by pursuing zero waste they are helping us build a sustainable future for all,” said Peter Templeton, President and CEO of U.S. Green Building Council and GBCI. “Waste impacts all facets of business; changing the way that we use resources will deliver public health benefits, reduce our environmental impact, and advance a greener economy.”

About Proterra

Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission electric transit vehicles and EV technology solutions for commercial applications. With industry-leading durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous U.S. independent testing, Proterra products are proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley, South Carolina, and Los Angeles.

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Shane Levy
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About Proterra

Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission electric transit vehicles and EV technology solutions for commercial applications. With industry-leading durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous U.S. independent testing, Proterra products are proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley, South Carolina, and Los Angeles.

Media Contact

Proterra Corporate Communications
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Proterra Investor Relations
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About Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)

GBCI is the world’s leading sustainability and health certification and credentialing body. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL Building Standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), TRUE certification for zero waste, and the Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits. Visit gbci.org

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Deisy Verdinez
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