The Proterra Catalyst Breaks Records at Altoona

June 10, 2015

Proterra announced June 10 that it has not only completed the structural testing program at the Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center, but its new Catalyst bus has broken records for efficiency, gradeability, weight and acceleration.

“To break not one, but four records at Altoona is a major milestone not just for us, but for the industry as a whole and is a testament to how far electric bus technology has come,” said Ryan Popple, CEO of Proterra. “In an industry hungry for innovation, to receive these kinds of results from rigorous testing organizations such as Altoona helps to assure transit managers and civic leaders that electric buses can outperform fossil fuel vehicles and are a durable and reliable investment.”