Posts Tagged proterra

BMW Invests In Proterra E-Bus Maker, As Does Al Gore

BMW i Ventures, a corporate venture capital team founded by BMW Group in 2011, has invested in Proterra – the US electric bus manufacturer, which currently holds 60% market share in the North American electric transit market.  BMW i Ventures also owns a sizable chunk of public charging network – ChargePoint….

2 days ago by Mark Kane 3

Proterra Adds New Cold Weather Packages For Electric Buses

Proterra, an innovative US electric bus manufacturer, seems to now be maturing – and with that, refining its product.   An example of this is the addition of a new “Proterra Diagnostic Tool” and “Proterra Cold Weather Package” option. After selling more than 400 vehicles (delivered and ordered), Proterra’s buses…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 9

Proterra Starts Autonomous Electric Bus Trials In US

Nevada, and not for the first time, brings sparks to the electric and autonomous driving development scene.  And one of the most recent projects to debut is an autonomously driven electric buses. Proterra has joined with the University of Nevada, Reno, and its Living Lab Coalition, in the industry’s first autonomous…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 8

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 …

8 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…

11 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…

1 year ago by Mark Kane 29