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Long Beach Transit to buy 10 BYD electric buses

Sustainability| April 28, 2015

The LBT Board approved up to $11,069,319, which also includes training and required equipment in support of the purchase.

Proterra to expand manufacturing of electric buses to California

Sustainability| April 9, 2015

The proposed facility, to be located in the San Gabriel Valley, is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2015 and will create more than 70 new local jobs. Additionally, the company announced that Foothill Transit, the primary public transit provider of the San Gabriel and Pomona valleys, has placed its fourth order in just five years for Proterra’s EV buses.

Sustainability| March 3, 2015

Seneca, S.C. touts 'world's first all-electric bus fleet'

The buses, manufactured by Proterra, can run for 35 miles between charges and get the equivalent of 19 miles per gallon compared to four miles per gallon for standard diesel buses.

Sustainability| February 9, 2015

Proterra grows market share with new FTA grant announcements

Six transit agencies awarded grants to purchase Proterra battery-electric buses and chargers.

Sustainability| January 16, 2015

Ky.'s TARC launches all-electric Proterra fleet

The all-electric system - 10 buses and two charging stations - is an $11 million investment, with the bulk of funding from federal and state grants. Louisville Metro contributed $500,000. 

Bus| September 25, 2014

Long Beach Transit restarts RFP process for electric buses

The bid will be paid for partially through the DOT's Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction grant, which was awarded to LBT nearly three years ago
Bus| August 22, 2014

Seattle area transit agency chooses Proterra for EV program

Following a one-year trial period, King County Metro has option to purchase up to 200 more buses and additional fast-charge systems, depending on the outcome of the demonstration.
Bus| July 17, 2014

Proterra sells first 2nd-generation electric bus to Calif.

Foothill Transit became Proterra’s first customer and the first agency in the U.S. to operate EV buses in revenue service in 2010.
Bus| April 29, 2014

Proterra bus sets record for most miles traveled

The battery-electric bus traveled more than 700 miles in 24 hours and recorded an average fuel economy of nearly 27 miles per gallon — nearly six times that of a diesel bus and seven times that of CNG, according to company officials.
Bus| February 27, 2014

Nashville MTA orders 7 Proterra all-electric buses

The buses will serve the free downtown Music City Circuit, which is designed to help residents and visitors reach sports and entertainment venues, downtown hotels, residences and offices more quickly and easily.

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