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Proterra Catalyst bus travels 258 miles on single charge

Sustainability| September 3, 2015

The Catalyst’s range demonstration marks a significant step toward Proterra’s goal of providing a high-performance bus that can serve any typical transit route in the U.S. 

Berlin launches electric buses equipped with Bombardier charging system

Sustainability| September 1, 2015

The four Solaris Urbino 12 buses charge wirelessly and contactless. At the end stops, Bombardier's inductive Primove technology enables the buses to recharge in just a few minutes.

Sustainability| July 30, 2015

Caltrain electrification project receives $20 million

Key benefits associated with electrifying the 51 miles of rail line between San Francisco and San Jose also include a reduction of greenhouse gases, increased frequency and speed of train service, reduced engine noise, and reduced traffic congestion from automobiles along US 101 and interstate 280.

Sustainability| July 2, 2015

London to pilot all-electric double-decker bus

The new zero-emission electric double-deck buses manufactured by BYD will enter service beginning in October.

Sustainability| April 28, 2015

Long Beach Transit to buy 10 BYD electric buses

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

Sustainability| April 9, 2015

Proterra to expand manufacturing of electric buses to California

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

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