Located on a 3.5-acre campus in Newark, Calif., the facility is equipped to charge up to 40 electric motorcoaches with 20 dual-cable EV charging dispensers and can support up to 1.4 megawatts of EV charging power. The facility enables enhanced service, delivery, training, and support for the growing number of Proterra-powered Van Hool 100% electric motorcoaches, which are powered by Proterra’s battery technology.
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Developed in collaboration with EV charging and battery partner, Proterra, and local utility provider, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), the ABC Companies charging facility demonstrates that both the power and charging solutions are available to meet fleet operators’ needs to scale their commercial EV operations.
“As the largest passenger motorcoach dealer in North America, we are going beyond selling and supporting these vehicles, as we educate, demonstrate, and invest in zero emissions commercial transportation, to accelerate EV adoption,” said Roman Cornell, CEO of ABC Companies. “In under two years, over 20% of our motorcoach sales are now battery-electric vehicles. However, the rapid growth in our commercial EV sales requires a corresponding charging infrastructure capable of handling the size and power requirements of these vehicles. Therefore, ABC has chosen to invest strategically to support the vehicles already in operation. Through partnerships with industry leaders, we proudly complete our EV Ecosystem, supporting and sustaining e-mobility, while serving our customers and their communities.”
Proterra Energy provides fleet operators with a comprehensive set of EV charging solutions to scale their zero-emission commercial vehicle fleets, paired with Proterra’s decade of charging installation experience. Proterra’s team of electrification experts recommend the ideal fleet charging solution for each project, optimized for usability, physical footprint, power, or cost, matching each customer’s priorities.
With hundreds of thousands of miles logged in operational deployment over almost two years, across electric vehicles ranging from eight passenger vans to 75 passenger 45-foot double-deck motorcoaches, ABC Companies has quickly become a leader in electrifying private fleets. ABC Companies “Fleet Electrification Services” offers a breadth of options to meet the needs of customer fleets from the largest portfolio of EV options through charging equipment, ABC Companies can support their customers unique road maps to zero emissions.
"With over a decade of experience within the electrification industry, our team knows the only successful way for fleet operators to scale their commercial fleets is through strategic planning and collaboration," said Chris Bailey, Proterra’s chief business officer. "The collaboration among Proterra, ABC Companies, and PG&E’s EV Fleet Program was key to the launch of this innovative charging facility.”