Proterra Sells 7 Electric Buses to Nashville MTA

FEB 27 2014 BY MARK KANE 4

 Proterra EV bus

Proterra EV bus

Proterra announced sales of seven buses and an electric charging station to the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (Nashville MTA). Production and delivery is slated for this year.

According to Proterra, the order was made possible by Nashville MTA’s successful application for a federal Clean Fuels grant, which goes on top of funds from the city.

Soon, the buses will serve the free downtown Music City Circuit.

Competition in EV bus industry seems to be exacerbated because now Proterra boasts of victory over bids from Wave, New Flyer, EV America and BYD.

Paul J. Ballard, CEO of Nashville MTA and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) stated:

“We are committed to investing in transit improvements that better our community by reducing harmful emissions and improving fuel economy. By incorporating the Proterra buses into our fleet, we are moving in the right direction to ensure Nashville MTA’s transit services benefit the environment for years to come.”

Garrett Mikita, President and Chief Executive Officer of Proterra, remarked:

“We are extremely pleased that Nashville MTA has selected Proterra as their provider of electric transit solutions. Our company has proven our ability to provide long-term cost savings and improve an authority’s dependence on fossil fuels, as evidenced by our growing list of customers.”

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Gibber
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Kudos Nashville MTA.

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+1

Mikael
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Mikael

Nice… But they have a long way to go before the electricity is fossil free… I hope they work hard on that too.

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Jay Leno got to drive one of these: