Proterra Inc. announced a strategic, multi-year supply agreement with The Shyft Group to power their Blue Arc purpose-built electric delivery van and EV chassis with Proterra’s battery technology.
“Electrifying delivery vans means cleaner air in our neighborhoods where we live and work, protecting the health of our families and communities,” said Gareth Joyce, Proterra CEO. “Proterra is delighted to bring our proven, best-in-class battery technology to Blue Arc to help power the transition to zero-emission delivery and commercial vehicles.”
Proterra Powered battery systems are designed and manufactured in the U.S. and have energy density to meet the demands of commercial vehicle applications.
“Partnering with Proterra provides Blue Arc with an industry-leading battery source that offers proven technology for our truly commercial grade EV solutions,” said Daryl Adams, president/CEO, The Shyft Group. “We are pleased to have them committed to a long-term relationship to ensure the stability and flexibility required as we grow this business.”
The Proterra Powered H-Series battery system will provide the Blue Arc electric delivery van with an approximate range of 150 to 175 miles on a single charge with the opportunity to enhance range through expanded battery options.
Proterra battery systems feature a customizable design to increase flexibility for commercial vehicle manufacturers. The compact H-Series battery system powering the Blue Arc electric delivery van and EV chassis was designed to package between truck frame rails.
In addition to energy density, Proterra battery systems are manufactured with safety mechanisms built directly into the battery architecture.
The Blue Arc delivery van is a 100% battery-electric Class-3 commercial delivery vehicle designed for high-frequency, last-mile delivery fleets.
Production of the first Blue Arc delivery vans is expected to begin by mid-2023.