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Proterra launches comprehensive energy delivery system

Posted on May 16, 2019

Proterra launched Proterra Energy™ fleet solutions, a full suite of options that enable turnkey delivery of a complete energy ecosystem for heavy-duty electric fleets, including design, build, financing, operations, maintenance, and energy optimization. With this comprehensive solution, operators of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets, such as transit bus, school bus, truck, and others, can lower upfront cost, reduce risk, and simplify the transition to electric vehicles.

As more fleet operators transition to battery-electric vehicles, implementing and maintaining a complex energy ecosystem introduces a new set of challenges and upfront costs. Proterra designs, builds, deploys, and maintains proprietary electric buses, batteries, chargers, and charging infrastructure that are purpose-built for heavy-duty electric vehicle application and can deliver a comprehensive solution with a single point of contact for a streamlined transition to an electric fleet, according to the company.

Customers deploying battery-electric vehicle fleets can engage with Proterra experts in a sophisticated planning process, which includes high-fidelity route simulations, fleet modeling, and a detailed total cost of ownership analysis to determine the right vehicle, battery, and charging configurations to meet individual route requirements now and as the fleet scales. With seven years of route modeling knowledge and more than seven million miles of real-world data from electric transit buses on the road today, Proterra leverages its experience to provide route and fleet modeling to meet individualized requirements.

In addition to sophisticated planning, Proterra offers turnkey charging infrastructure installation for fleet depots and charging yards, including management of the entire build process from design to implementation. Experienced company engineers and project managers have implemented more than 45 charging infrastructure projects to date. Included in this process, Proterra engages with utilities and electricity providers across the continent to install utility make-ready equipment, help its customers secure the best possible electricity rates, and identify clean, reliable electricity options.

The Proterra Energy fleet solutions program also offers smart energy management, which includes a charging-as-a-service model for management and maintenance of vehicle batteries and charging systems, as well as tools for energy optimization. Because Proterra designs and builds its own proprietary, high-power battery and charging systems for heavy-duty vehicles, this provides customers with an unprecedented opportunity for smart energy management and full-lifecycle management of energy storage assets.

The Proterra APEX™ connected vehicle intelligence system integrates the data streams from vehicles, batteries, and charging systems, offering customers access to historical and real-time performance information about their electric vehicle fleet, to improve vehicle and charging operational efficiency. Further, the APEX system offers charge management features such as scheduled charging, monitoring, and control of charging stations, to manage power demand and reduce electricity costs.

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