The Proterra ZX5 Electric Transit Bus
Go the Distance
Electric buses have become more efficient than ever with the Proterra ZX5, the next evolution in zero-emission transit.
The Proterra ZX5 is refined based on a decade of delivering the Catalyst
registered — the most popular electric bus in North America. Since 2004, the EV industry has evolved toward full fleet electrification, and Proterra buses have evolved with it. Proterra’s fifth-generation vehicle, the ZX5 electric bus employs the same technology that broke the world record for longest EV range, with a purpose-built platform proven by 40+ million service miles. Made in the USA, the ZX5 features faster acceleration, industry-leading gradability, and the most battery storage on the road today for any 40-foot electric bus, offering a range of more than 300 miles per charge.
Now you can make the shift to an electric fleet without compromising on vehicle performance.
What’s New with the ZX5
- Streamlined roof to accommodate additional battery packs
- Reduced height to cover even more routes
- Upgraded lights and windshield for increased visibility
- New shocks for enhanced maneuvering
- Advanced ride height system for faster kneeling
- More ergonomic driver area for greater comfort
Built for Scale
- Enhanced manufacturability for scaled production
- Greater commonality across 35-foot and 40-foot platforms
- Additional front charge port for flexible charging setup
Take a Virtual Tour of the ZX5 Electric Bus
Proterra ZX5 Models
ZX5 35-Foot Bus
|Energy on Board||Up to 492 kWh|
|Acceleration 0-20 mph||
ZX5 40-Foot Bus
|Energy on Board||Up to 738 kWh|
|Acceleration 0-20 mph||
Bank on the Savings
Proterra ZX5 vehicles aren’t just clean and quiet. They’re also far more economical than conventional transit vehicles. Imagine not having to maintain an engine, fuel system, cooling system or exhaust system. With Proterra, all that effort and expense is a thing of the past. Combining significantly lower maintenance costs with the stable cost of electricity and exceptional fuel economy delivering up to
25 MPGe, our customers have the potential to achieve over
$400,000 in operational savings per vehicle.
Request Your Route Analysis
Experts on the Proterra team perform detailed route simulations and total cost of ownership analyses to help you match the on-board energy storage and drivetrain configuration to your route requirements, total daily mileage, and layover options. Request your route analysis to find out which ZX5 vehicle is best for your transit needs.
Get in Contact
If you’re interested in building a better performing electric transit fleet, then you’ve come to the right place. Tell Proterra Transit a little about your project to find out which vehicle is best for your routes.