Proterra launches Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions

Aug. 6, 2019

Proterra has launched Proterra Powered™ vehicle electrification solutions to continue to help commercial vehicle manufacturers electrify their heavy-duty vehicles.

Proterra has developed high-performance battery systems, electric drivetrain technology and standardized heavy-duty charging systems for commercial vehicle applications. Proterra technology and equipment helped the Proterra Catalyst® transit bus break the world record for longest distance traveled by an electric vehicle and is proven on the road today with more than eight million service miles driven by transit buses.

“Commercial urban fleets are the best use case for EV technology and we are at the beginning of an electrification revolution for heavy-duty vehicles due to declining battery costs, improved electric powertrain technology, lowered maintenance, and the immense public health benefits EVs bring to our communities,” said Proterra CEO Ryan Popple. “As more OEMs adopt EV technology for their vehicles, Proterra is uniquely positioned to be the best electrification partner because of our years of experience testing and evolving our battery system, drivetrains and charging systems through the deployment of our Proterra Catalyst transit vehicles, with vehicles on the road all across North America.”

Proterra is already partnering with OEMs like Daimler, Van Hool and Alexander Dennis to introduce 100 percent battery-electric vehicles that are powered by Proterra electric vehicle technology and provide clean, quiet transportation. Proterra and Thomas Built Buses, a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America and subsidiary of Daimler, have unveiled a new high-performance electric school bus, the Saf-T-Liner® C2 Jouley. Van Hool selected Proterra for its first all-electric motor coach in the North American market.

In addition to providing vehicle electrification hardware, Proterra works with partners every step of the way to ensure a successful EV program. From initial design consulting, engineering services and integration, to service support, training and charging infrastructure implementation, Proterra offers comprehensive solutions for vehicle electrification.

Proterra manufactures high-performance battery systems that have energy density for maximum range, a flexible design to fit within a wide variety of vehicles, and a ruggedized commercial grade housing to withstand harsh environments. Designed from the cell level up for commercial usage, Proterra battery systems’ modular designs enable customizable battery pack dimensions that can easily be configured to fit within a variety of heavy-duty vehicle platforms. In addition to energy density, Proterra battery systems are manufactured with safety mechanisms built directly into the battery architecture and undergo rigorous testing to ensure they can withstand the toughest conditions. Proterra battery systems are coupled with Proterra’s high-performance electric drivetrains to maximize efficiency and provide longer range, greater acceleration and simplified maintenance for heavy-duty electric vehicles.

In addition to the electric vehicle components, Proterra also offers high power charging systems that are purpose-built for heavy-duty applications and use standardized technology for interoperability. Proterra charging systems utilize the universal J1772-CCS Type 1 charging standard, enabling operators to utilize Proterra charging systems for a range of battery-electric powered vehicles. Proterra also offers a turn-key approach to delivering the complete energy ecosystem for heavy-duty electric fleets through Proterra Energy fleet solutions, including charging infrastructure design, build, financing, operations, maintenance and energy optimization using the Proterra APEX™ connected vehicle intelligence system.