Proterra Inc. announced the Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) is its first customer to operate Proterra’s new fully-integrated fleet and energy management software platform, Valence.
Valence is a cloud-based, software-as-a-service platform designed to optimize commercial electric vehicle fleet deployments, according to Proterra's news release.
Valence provides a suite of solutions to commercial electric vehicle fleet operators, including tools for data analytics and reporting, vehicle and charger diagnostics as well as charger optimization and energy management.
Valence is designed to improve the total cost of ownership for electric vehicle fleet operators by optimizing costs associated with EV charging.
Within the first month of using Valence, DTC was able to save 23.8% on its average price of fuel, based on the specific electricity rate structure determined by DTC’s electric utility. The cost-saving benefits of Valence’s charge management feature that customers can realize may vary based on vehicle routes and electricity rates.
“DTC is delighted to see how much our agency was able to save in operational costs by using Valence,” said DTC CEO John Sisson. “We will continue to embrace advanced technology that will take our agency to the next level of vehicle transportation. As DTC continues to further its commitment to zero-emission fleets, we’re glad to have Proterra as our partner to guide us through the process.”
Proterra offers an end-to-end electrification solution that includes heavy-duty EV batteries and transit vehicles, drivetrains, charging infrastructure, and fleet and energy management software.
“Proterra is thrilled to see the positive impact Valence is already delivering for customers like DART. From batteries and buses to chargers and software, our comprehensive technology platform is helping fleet operators cut costs, enhance performance, and improve the overall electrification experience,” said Chris Bailey, Proterra’s chief business officer.