Proterra selected in electric bus contract by Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

April 15, 2021
Transit agencies, universities, and commercial customers can now purchase Proterra battery-electric buses directly from the Washington State Cooperative Purchasing Contract.

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has selected Proterra as a vendor to supply zero-emission battery-electric transit buses and charging infrastructure under the state’s regional cooperative purchasing agreement.

Proterra was chosen to help streamline local transit agencies’ access to vehicles that best meet their specific transit system needs. Transit agencies, universities and other commercial operators can now purchase Proterra battery-electric buses, as well as Proterra charging infrastructure through the Washington State Cooperating Purchasing program’s pre-established contract.

“Proterra is proud to support more than 130 customers across North America including transit agencies, airports, universities and commercial operators that are delivering an essential service to riders. We look forward to helping even more customers throughout the country accelerate the switch to 100 percent clean transportation for all,” said John Walsh, Proterra senior vice president.

Proterra battery-electric buses feature zero tailpipe emissions, saving approximately 230,000 pounds of greenhouse gases annually when replacing diesel buses. The purpose-built electric buses further offer a quieter ride for reduced noise pollution, greater efficiency and lower operating costs than combustion engine vehicles.