Charlotte Douglas International Airport Adds Five Electric Buses, Plans 50 Electric Buses

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is adding five electric buses to its vehicle fleet as part of CLT’s sustainability commitment to pursue fiscally responsible practices that minimize environmental impacts. The buses will begin transporting passengers to and […]

Proterra Secures $200M Investment from Cowen Sustainable Advisors, Soros Fund Management, Generation Investment Management, and Broadscale Group

BURLINGAME, Calif. – Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today announced a $200 million investment led by Cowen Sustainable Advisors LLC (“CSI”), along with supporting investments from Soros Fund Management, Generation Investment Management, and Broadscale […]

Former Tesla Exec Electrifies Mass Transit as Head of Electric Bus Maker Proterra

Originally published by EV Annex. by Charles Morris When it comes to electric vehicles, passenger cars grab most of the headlines—especially fast and glamorous ones made by a certain California company. However, electric buses represent one of […]

Updated 2020 Low or No-Emission (Low-No) Bus Program Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (US DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is supporting more efficient bus fleets. The DOT announced approximately $130 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. The funds support […]

Proterra CEO: 1/3 Of New Transit Buses To Be Electric By 2020, All By 2030

One-third of new fleet bus purchases will be electric by the year 2020, according to the CEO of Proterra Ryan Popple. Along with that assertion, the Proterra exec has predicted that electric buses will account for […]

Democratic National Convention Uses Electric Buses Backed By Al Gore

(Note — just as a fun political connection — that Al Gore’s got money in Proterra.) Proterra, SEPTA, and PECO are promoting democracy-supportive transportation at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Philadelphia has always been a relatively pedestrian- and transit-friendly […]

SAE International OKs SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer For Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles & Alignment Methodology For Publication

Originally published on CleanTechnica. An important new industry guideline for wireless power transfer technology and infrastructure — “SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer for Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles and Alignment Methodology” — was recently approved for […]

Proterra Won Majority Of Vehicles Awarded By FTA Low Or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Grant

One of the leading electric bus firms in the US, Proterra, has won the majority of the vehicle supply contracts accompanying the awards supplied through the Federal Transit Administration Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Grant, […]