Burlingame, CA 94010


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Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission, heavy-duty electric transit vehicles, delivering clean, quiet transportation to local communities across North America.


1815 Rollins Rd
Burlingame, CA 94010

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Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission, heavy-duty electric transit vehicles, delivering clean, quiet transportation to local communities across North America. 

Products and Press Releases

Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Volvo completes acquisition of Proterra's Powered business line

Feb. 2, 2024
The acquisition contract includes a development center for battery modules and packs in California and an assembly factory in Greer, S.C.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Phoenix Motor completes acquisition of Proterra Transit business line

Jan. 17, 2024
The acquisition will add heavy-duty transit buses to Phoenix's existing product line of medium-duty shuttle buses.
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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

ABC Companies and Proterra cuts ribbon on electric motorcoach charging facility

July 21, 2023
With EV's becoming a common sight on the roads the rising need for charging stations has become more apparent. ABC Companies with partner Proterra Inc. hope to provide a solution...
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

CTA plans to nearly double all-electric bus fleet

The agency has purchased 22 new, all-electric buses as part of efforts to advance its “Charging Forward” Plan, which serves as a blueprint for converting an all-electric fleet...
Rock Region Metro
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Rock Region Metro launches first five zero-emission buses

June 14, 2023
The 40-foot Proterra ZX5 Max vehicles will be placed in service on area streets in July following additional staff training.
Computer Hardware & Software

Proterra’s SaaS platform to be used by DTC

April 19, 2023
Valance provides a comprehensive suite of solutions to commercial electric vehicle fleet operators.
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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

ZX5 Battery-Electric Transit Bus

April 18, 2023
The ZX5 features faster acceleration, industry-leading gradability and up to 738 kilowatt hours of energy.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

DART’s first 40-foot long-range electric bus begins regular revenue service

The Proterra ZX5 Max will join the seven Proterra Catalyst 35 zero-emission electric buses that are currently in service.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Santa Maria Regional Transit launches first two electric buses

Dec. 29, 2022
The two Proterra Model ZX5+ vehicles feature upgraded safety and passenger amenities and are the first step in SMRT’s transition to zero-emission vehicles and becoming carbon-...

Articles & News

Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Phoenix Motor, CSI win bids to acquire Proterra Transit and Energy business lines

Nov. 15, 2023
Phoenix Motor will acquire the Proterra Transit business line while CSI will acquire the Proterra Energy business line, which includes Proterra’s Valence fleet and energy management...
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Volvo wins bid to acquire Proterra’s Powered business line

Nov. 13, 2023
Closing of the transaction, which is expected in early 2024, includes a development center for battery modules and packs in California and an assembly factory in South Carolina...
The interior of Proterra's South Carolina manufacturing facility. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Aug. 7, 2023.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Proterra files for bankruptcy protection

Aug. 8, 2023
The move for bankruptcy protection follows layoffs and a consolidation of manufacturing facilities earlier in the year.
BC Transit
BC Transit added 44 buses to its Victoria Regional Transit System fleet including vehicles to replace end of life buses, as well eight double decker buses to expand its fleet.

BC Transit adds 44 buses, preps for electric vehicles in Victoria

Feb. 17, 2023
Victoria Regional Transit System’s new buses include medium and heavy duty CNG vehicles and double decker buses; the system will start a infrastructure construction project in...
Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works
DTPW Director and CEO Eulois Cleckley with Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, left, at an event launching a bus stop improvement initiative and introducing the county's newest electric bus.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Miami-Dade County rolls out latest electric bus; launches bus stop improvement program

Feb. 10, 2023
The new electric bus supports the county’s sustainability goals, while the bus stop improvement program supports its efforts to improve customer experience on the Miami-Dade Transit...
Proterra's 40-foot ZX5 electric bus.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

BC Transit awards Proterra contract for first electric buses in Victoria

The buses are expected to begin arriving in the summer of 2023 as BC Transit looks to fully convert its fleet to electric by 2040.
Ryan Popple, current director and former CEO of Proterra, died Dec. 15, 2021. He was 44.

In memoriam: Ryan Popple, 1977 – 2021

Dec. 16, 2021
Proterra says its former CEO’s legacy lives “with the communities around the world who can breathe easier and imagine a brighter future thanks to Ryan’s inspiring and transformational...
Gareth Joyce will become Proterra's CEO as of Jan. 1, 2022, following the retirement of Jack Allen.

Proterra outlines leadership succession plan

Jack Allen, Gareth Joyce, Karina Franco Padilla and ML Krakauer will all transition to new roles in 2022, while Ryan Popple will step down.
Capital Metro
On Sept. 17, the CapMetro Board approved the purchase of 197 electric buses over the next five years to replace buses, as well as expand service.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

CapMetro Board approves one of the largest electric bus procurements in the U.S.

Sept. 28, 2021
The procurement will see 197 electric buses added to CapMetro’s fleet over the next five years.
Santa Cruz Metro
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sept. 7 for Santa Cruz Metro's Watsonville Circulator Route, which opens for service Sept. 16, 2021.

Santa Cruz Metro set to launch Watsonville Circulator Route

The new circulator service begins Sept. 16 and will feature zero-emission buses and free fares to encourage ridership.

Videos & Resources

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Bus Builders, Components & Accessories

2016 Top 40 Under 40: Michael Finnern

Sept. 6, 2016
View 2016 recipient Proterra Director of Customer Service Michael Finnern talk about transit.
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May 26, 2015
This cast of MTtv takes a closer look at the bus maintenance component of the American Public Transportation Association's International Bus Roadeo.
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With the BAE Systems HybriDrive Series-E propulsion system, power accessories electrically reduce belts and hydraulic hoses and eliminate the alternator, tidying up the engine compartment and provides a safer environment.

2015 APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference

May 7, 2015
APTA Bus Conference provides a look at the latest vehicles, products, professional services and technologies.
Mass Transit Magazine
MCI's Commuter Coach is available in clean diesel, CNG or hybrid powertrain configurations.

APTA 2014 International Bus Roadeo and Bus & Paratransit Conference

May 8, 2014
The bus roadeo and bus conference brought together transit professionals for workshops, technical sessions and product displays covering the latest in policy and planning, maintenance...
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MetroTV September

Oct. 15, 2012
Go Metro provides ways to reduce stress and get some exercise while on the job and shows video of its test run of a Proterra all-electric bus.
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Exhibit at APTA's Expo 2014

Sept. 7, 2012
Exhibit at the public transportation's premier showcase — APTA's Expo!
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MetroTV September

Sept. 1, 2012
Find out all the healthy things Metro is doing all month in September!

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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

ENC to equip next generation of zero-emission buses with BAE Systems' Gen 3 product line

Oct. 11, 2022
ENC’s Axess® Battery Electric Bus and Axess Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Bus will integrate BAE Systems’ Gen3 power inverters and electric motors for a common structural powertrain...
Bus Builders, Components & Accessories

Proterra battery technology to power ENC next-generation electric transit buses

Sept. 7, 2022
Proterra and ElDorado National (California) announce a multi-year supply agreement to power the next-generation of Axess® battery-electric buses with Proterra battery technology...
Topeka Metro
Topeka Metro's Board approved the order of six buses; three diesel and three electric for a pilot program.

Topeka Metro Board approves purchase of six buses: Three diesel, three electric

Gillig will supply the diesel buses while Proterra will supply the system's first electric buses.

Julian Soell named president of Proterra Transit

April 20, 2022
Soell will oversee Proterra’s growing business of manufacturing electric transit buses in North America.
The Proterra Zx5 Battery Electric Transit Bus

ZX5 Battery-Electric Transit Bus

April 19, 2022
Electric buses have become more efficient with the Proterra® ZX5, refined based on a decade of delivering battery-electric transit buses.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Proterra introduces ZX5 electric bus with 738 kilowatt hours of energy

April 15, 2022
Proterra says the ZX5 Max can deliver more than 300 miles of drive range on a single charge, depending on route conditions, configuration and operation.

Proterra becomes first EV manufacturer to achieve multiple TRUE-certified zero waste facilities

April 8, 2022
Proterra’s Silicon Valley Technology Center in Burlingame, Calif., and electric bus manufacturing plant in Greenville, S.C., both achieved TRUE’s Gold-level certification this...
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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Pace purchases 20 Proterra ZX5 electric buses and EV fleet charging infrastructure

April 6, 2022
The 40-foot ZX5 Max features 675 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy storage.
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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Proterra battery technology to power Vicinity Motor Corp. electric transit buses and work trucks

Jan. 14, 2022
The multi-year agreement is expected to support next-generation heavy-duty electric transit buses, as well as Class 3 and 5 work trucks.