Posts Tagged Proterra Catalyst

Proterra Gets New COO (from Tesla), Announces Tripling Of Production

Proterra announced a strengthening of its management team by adding Josh Ensign as chief operating officer COO. Josh Ensign is Tesla Motors former Vice President of Manufacturing.  Josh was responsible for all manufacturing activities at Tesla’s Fremont, California production site (including Model S, dual-motor Model S and Model X production lines). Josh Ensign …

7 months ago by Mark Kane 11

Proterra Opens Electric Bus Fast Charging Technology

Proterra announced it would be opening its single-blade overhead fast-charging technology on royalty-free basis, which seems like a nice gesture to its peers in the industry. The technology was covered in three patents, which have now become available to any company…or individuals if you fancy yourself in need of a rechargeable…

9 months ago by Mark Kane 14

Proterra Catalyst XR Bus Gets New 330 kWh Battery Pack

Proterra announced at the American Public Transportation Association Bus and Paratransit Conference (APTA) a new battery design for its long-range Catalyst XR model bus.. The Catalyst XR will be now offered with a massive 330 kWh battery, which is some 28% larger than previous offerings Range has thus increased to 194 miles (over…

12 months ago by Mark Kane 29

Proterra Shows Battery Pack Replace Operation – Video

Here is short video released by electric bus manufacturer Proterra, that shows how to replace a TerraPack battery. Such battery packs are used in the latest Proterra Catalyst buses. It seems similar to the procedure for electric car battery replacement, but there are many sections to replace since buses need…

1 year ago by Mark Kane 4

Proterra Launches 35-Foot Electric Bus

Proterra announced a new, shorter 35-foot Catalyst electric bus based on the 40-foot version (in photos). The nimbler bus already attracted its first customer -specifically the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), who ordered 7 units. DART bought the Fast Charging (FC) versions with two overhead semi-autonomous fast chargers, so the energy…

2 years ago by Mark Kane 10