December 10, 2020 – Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today announced the opening of a new battery production line co-located in its EV bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County.
The new battery production line will manufacture Proterra’s industry-leading battery packs featuring new, next generation cells and will create dozens of new jobs in Los Angeles County, including more than two dozen positions represented by the United Steelworkers Local 675. The facility will expand Proterra’s battery production capacity to meet growing demand for the company’s industry-leading battery systems in Proterra Powered™ commercial vehicles and Proterra’s transit buses. The co-located battery line is designed to optimize space and demonstrates Proterra’s ability to bring state-of-the-art battery production directly to commercial vehicle OEMs.
Jack Allen was joined by California Governor Gavin Newsom, California Energy Commissioner Patty Monahan, LA County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda Solis, and City of Industry Mayor Cory Moss to virtually celebrate Proterra’s announcement.
Press release: https://www.proterra.com/press-release/proterra-los-angeles-battery/