Proterra Introduces Extended-Range Electric Bus, Flexible Battery System

Feb. 25, 2015

To more fully serve the diverse needs of the North American transit market, Proterra Inc. has launched a new extended-range product line. 

With the introduction of the new TerraVolt XR extended-range battery, Proterra buses can now be configured to travel up to 180 miles between charges. This newest high energy density battery complements the existing TerraVolt FC fast-charge battery.

These two battery packs are key components of Proterra’s TerraFlex energy system and can be used interchangeably in the Catalyst vehicle platform. This system enables customers to select the amount and type of energy storage to meet specific route requirements. Once customized, operators can reconfigure battery packs to meet service needs. Both battery systems are compatible with Proterra’s on-route and in-depot chargers.

“Operating successfully in cities across the country, the Proterra Catalyst is the most energy-efficient transit bus on the market,” said Matt Horton, vice president of sales and marketing at Proterra Inc.   “Adding extended-range capabilities to our existing portfolio of fast-charge products, enables us to help our customers meet more of their most demanding service requirements. The flexibility of our platform allows our customers to more confidently invest in the future of transit.”