Proterra Sells Ten Battery-Electric Transit Buses to TARC
DEC 7 2013 BY MARK KANE
Proterra announced this month that The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) in Louisville, Kentucky ordered 10 electric buses and two charging stations.
With a fleet of over 220 buses and trolleys, TARC will soon have almost 5% battery-electric vehicles. According to the press release, Proterra buses will replace the agency’s Toonerville II Trolleys.
Production is scheduled for early 2014 in Proterra’s manufacturing facility in Greenville, S.C., with delivery expected later in the year.
J. Barry Barker, Executive Director of TARC said:
“We’re excited about adding the Proterra buses to our fleet and look forward to the benefits – cleaner air, a quieter ride in a sleek, modern vehicle, and fuel and maintenance cost savings. Proterra’s American-made buses have been tested against stringent industry standards and are in operation by other transit agencies.”
Garrett Mikita, president and chief executive officer, Proterra Inc. said:
“The market is really starting to embrace the idea that electric buses just make sense. It’s hard to argue with proven cost savings, more predictable fuel expenses and the improved reliability, and while we are thrilled to see forward-thinking cities like Louisville embrace this game-changing technology, we know that we have only scratched the surface of this market.”