Bus

Proterra supplies Louisiana's first battery-electric bus fleet

Posted on November 9, 2017

SporTran estimates that the new Proterra Catalyst buses will save more than $2.2 million on maintenance and fuel over the lifetime of the five vehicles. Photo: Proterra
SporTran estimates that the new Proterra Catalyst buses will save more than $2.2 million on maintenance and fuel over the lifetime of the five vehicles. Photo: Proterra

Proterra announced that SporTran has deployed Louisiana’s first fleet of zero-emission, battery-electric buses in Shreveport.

Five Proterra 40-inch Catalyst E2 buses will begin serving Louisiana’s third-largest city this month. Shreveport is the first city in the state to purchase battery-electric buses.

Proterra’s 40-inch Catalyst E2 series gets 22 mpge and sports a lightweight carbon-fiber reinforced composite bus body to maximize vehicle life, while minimizing repairs and maintenance. The buses will utilize Combined Charge Standard plug-in DC Fast Chargers, enabling multiple types and brands of EV cars, trucks, and buses to share the same charging equipment.

In 2016, SporTran won the Federal Transit Administration’s Low or No-Emission Vehicle Deployment Grant, which funded the five electric buses, three depot chargers, and an on-route fast charger. By replacing its diesel buses, SporTran estimates that the new Proterra Catalyst buses will save more than $2.2 million on maintenance and fuel over the lifetime of the five vehicles.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

New Flyer signs electrification accord to accelerate U.S. tech adoption

Outlines how transportation electrification can be advanced by policymakers, public utility commissions, and governments to benefit utility customers and all forms of transportation.

MCI's Maitland discuss new J3500, innovation at BusCon 2018

The company's VP, marketing and product planning, tells METRO's James Blue about MCI's new coach, as well as its committment to innovation.

Senator visits Midwest Bus Corp., lauds job creation

Due to the size of a 155-bus order from MBTA, dozens of new jobs have been created by the company.

Highlights from BusCon 2018 in Indianapolis

Mobility, technology, and new vehicles were just some of the highlights of event held Oct. 1 to 3.

Mass. BRT pilot combines design, art to launch improved experience

Featuring the work of five local artists along the corridor, the pilot aims to bring more efficient and reliable service.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation