Electric bus manufacturer Proterra tries to expand its business and become a supplier to other OEMs, which would use Proterra's solutions in commercial electric vehicles.
This month, the company has announced the Proterra Powered offer, which includes:
- vehicle electrification hardware
- initial design consulting
- engineering services and integration
- service support
- charging infrastructure implementation
In other words, EV newbies will be able to jump-start their electrification program using Proterra battery systems, powertrains and charging solutions.
The official launch of Proterra Powered follows a few projects with OEMs. Probably one of the biggest is the last partnership with Thomas Built Buses on electric school buses (Daimler subsidiary) after Daimler invested in Proterra.
"Proterra is already partnering with world-class OEMs like Daimler, Van Hool, and Alexander Dennis to introduce 100% battery-electric vehicles that are powered by Proterra electric vehicle technology and provide clean, quiet transportation. Proterra and Thomas Built Buses, a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America and subsidiary of Daimler, have unveiled a new high-performance electric school bus, the Saf-T-Liner® C2 Jouley. Van Hool selected Proterra for its first all-electric motor coach in the North American market."
PROTERRA LAUNCHES PROTERRA POWERED™ VEHICLE ELECTRIFICATION SOLUTIONS TO ENABLE OEMS TO BUILD HIGH-PERFORMANCE EVS FOR COMMERCIAL FLEETS
Offering leverages Proterra’s proven EV expertise and industry-leading powertrain technology and charging systems
Burlingame, Calif. – August 6, 2019 – Today Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has launched Proterra Powered™ vehicle electrification solutions, leveraging Proterra’s industry-leading electric vehicle technology and expertise to help commercial vehicle manufacturers electrify their heavy-duty vehicles. Through years of innovative engineering development, Proterra has developed high-performance battery systems, electric drivetrain technology, and standardized, heavy-duty charging systems for commercial vehicle applications. Proterra technology and equipment helped the Proterra Catalyst® transit bus break the world record for longest distance traveled by an electric vehicle and is proven on the road today with more than eight million service miles driven by transit buses.
“Commercial urban fleets are the best use case for EV technology and we are at the beginning of an electrification revolution for heavy-duty vehicles due to declining battery costs, improved electric powertrain technology, lowered maintenance, and the immense public health benefits EVs bring to our communities,” said Proterra CEO Ryan Popple. “As more OEMs adopt EV technology for their vehicles, Proterra is uniquely positioned to be the best electrification partner because of our years of experience testing and evolving our battery system, drivetrains and charging systems through the deployment of our Proterra Catalyst transit vehicles, with vehicles on the road all across North America.”
Proterra is already partnering with world-class OEMs like Daimler, Van Hool, and Alexander Dennis to introduce 100% battery-electric vehicles that are powered by Proterra electric vehicle technology and provide clean, quiet transportation. Proterra and Thomas Built Buses, a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America and subsidiary of Daimler, have unveiled a new high-performance electric school bus, the Saf-T-Liner® C2 Jouley. Van Hool selected Proterra for its first all-electric motor coach in the North American market.
In addition to providing vehicle electrification hardware, Proterra works with partners every step of the way to ensure a successful EV program. From initial design consulting, engineering services and integration, to service support, training, and charging infrastructure implementation, Proterra offers comprehensive solutions for vehicle electrification. By partnering with Proterra, OEMs can leverage years of experience in electric vehicle engineering and proven operational performance to create the next leading electric vehicles on the road.
Proterra manufactures high-performance battery systems that have industry-leading energy density for maximum range, a flexible design to fit within a wide variety of vehicles, and a ruggedized commercial grade housing to withstand harsh environments. Designed from the cell level up for commercial usage, Proterra battery systems’ modular designs enable customizable battery pack dimensions that can easily be configured to fit within a variety of heavy-duty vehicle platforms. In addition to industry-leading energy density, Proterra battery systems are manufactured with safety mechanisms built directly into the battery architecture and undergo rigorous testing to ensure they can withstand the toughest conditions. Proterra battery systems are coupled with Proterra’s high-performance electric drivetrains to maximize efficiency and provide longer range, greater acceleration, and simplified maintenance for heavy-duty electric vehicles.
In addition to the electric vehicle components, Proterra also offers high power charging systems that are purpose-built for heavy-duty applications and use standardized technology for interoperability. Proterra charging systems utilize the universal J1772-CCS Type 1 charging standard, enabling operators to utilize Proterra charging systems for a range of battery-electric powered vehicles. Proterra also offers a turn-key approach to delivering the complete energy ecosystem for heavy-duty electric fleets through Proterra Energy fleet solutions, including charging infrastructure design, build, financing, operations, maintenance and energy optimization using the Proterra APEX™ connected vehicle intelligence system.
The Proterra Powered group is led by Toby Kraus. Kraus has been with Proterra for more than three years and has had a leadership role in Proterra’s finance, strategy and business development efforts. Prior to Proterra, Kraus held several roles at Tesla including overseeing Tesla’s Business Operations team and working as a product manager for the Model S. Contact Proterra Powered today at email@example.com.