Seneca and Proterra Team (Left to Right): Keith Moody, CATBus Director of Operations Greg Dietterick, Seneca City Administrator Dale Hill, Proterra Founder Holly BrownCATBus Office Manager Ed Halbig, Seneca Director of Planning & Development Mike Finnern, Proterra Manager of Electric and Controls Engineering.
The City of Seneca, S.C. and leading battery-electric bus manufacturer Proterra showcased their partnership at a recent event featured on the local FOX affiliate morning show.
Seneca has recently signed an agreement with Proterra, the leading provider in zero-emission commercial transit solutions, to deliver four new EcoRide transit buses and two charging stations. These buses will make Seneca the first city in the country to operate a fully-electric bus system and to do so on a "fare-free" basis.
Representatives from the City of Seneca and Proterra founder Dale Hill were on-hand to answer questions and provide commentary. Attendees were also able to tour an actual Proterra BE-35 bus like the ones that will be delivered to Seneca in early 2013.
"Proterra is deeply committed to the success of its transit agency customers and to educating the public about the environmental and fiscal benefits of electric transit," said Proterra founder Dale Hill. "We welcome the opportunity to get all involved excited about clean technology and to increase demand for our buses through improved awareness."