Proterra Inc. has reported that its fleet has surpassed 2 million miles of revenue service. In aggregate, Proterra has saved transit agencies across North America over 420 000 gal. in fuel and prevented more than 7.6 million pounds of CO2 emissions.
In 2014, Clemson Area Transit (CATBUS) in Seneca, South Carolina became the first transit system in North America to completely electrify its entire fleet, following the deployment of Proterra battery-electric buses.
"We're proud of the precedent we set early on and are pleased to see our transit agency peers begin to adopt transit solutions like Proterra's that address the economic and environmental hurdles we're facing as a nation," commented Al Babinicz, Executive Director at CATBUS.
Doran Barnes, Executive Director at Foothill Transit in Pomona, added: "For the last five years, we've been operating Proterra zero-emission buses and are excited to expand our electric fleet with 13 new Catalyst® vehicles coming into service. With the latest round of Catalyst buses, nearly 10% of our fleet will be all-electric, a fact we're extremely proud of."
In 2016, Proterra will nearly double its production capacity.
"This latest milestone exemplifies the economic, environmental and civic value of electric mass transit and demonstrates to the transit agencies that diesel—often viewed as a necessary evil—is no longer necessary," said Ryan Popple, CEO of Proterra. "By democratising electric mobility through zero-emission mass transportation, we are providing both our customers and their passengers alike the best transit technology on the road today."
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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