Canada’s BC Transit selects Proterra’s heavy-duty EV and charging technology for bus fleet electrification
Proterra Inc (NASDAQ: PTRA), a leading innovator in commercial
vehicle electrification technology, today announced that BC Transit
in British Columbia, Canada has approved a $20 million contract to
purchase ten 40-foot Proterra ZX5 electric transit buses and one
Proterra Energy megawatt-scale EV fleet charger as part of the
agency’s transition to a fully electric bus fleet. The contract
includes the option for BC Transit to acquire additional electric
transit buses and EV chargers from Proterra as the agency seeks to
replace 500 buses with electric vehicles over the next decade.
Proterra was selected by BC Transit through a competitive
process for the electrification program, which included bids from
other transit vehicle manufacturers. BC Transit’s initial ten
Proterra ZX5 electric buses, which will be equipped with 675 kWh of
onboard energy, are slated to be delivered in 2023.
“Proterra is incredibly proud to partner with BC Transit to
bring our industry-leading electric transit buses and EV technology
solutions to help drive British Columbia’s transition to
zero-emission transportation. Through its embrace of innovative
technology and historic commitment to electrification, BC Transit
is establishing themselves as one of the public transit leaders in
this space,” said Gareth Joyce, Proterra CEO.
“The contract award for the first ten electric buses is an
important and significant milestone that sets BC Transit firmly on
the path to replace existing diesel buses with electric ones.
People are looking for ways to reduce emissions in their everyday
lives, electric buses further solidify BC Transit as a proven
solution,” said Erinn Pinkerton, President & CEO of BC
“These first buses further demonstrate our organizational
commitment to transitioning our fleet with electric systems. BC
Transit is proud to continually show leadership and innovation when
it comes to demonstrating our goals in sustainability,” said
Aaron Lamb, Vice President, Asset Management and Chief
Sustainability Officer of BC Transit.
With more than 850 electric transit vehicles on the road today,
Proterra’s EV technology has been proven over 25 million service
miles driven across North America. Proterra’s electric transit
buses are equipped with the company’s industry-leading Proterra
Powered battery technology systems that have been chosen by
world-class commercial vehicle manufacturers to electrify
heavy-duty vehicles and equipment.
Proterra Transit electric buses feature zero tailpipe emissions,
saving approximately 230,000 pounds of greenhouse gases annually
when replacing a diesel bus. The company’s fleet of zero-emission,
electric transit buses have displaced over 140 million pounds of
CO2 tailpipe emissions.
In addition to the company’s Proterra Transit and Proterra
Powered business units, Proterra Energy offers a turn-key approach
to delivering the complete energy ecosystem for heavy-duty electric
fleets through charging infrastructure design, build, financing,
operations, maintenance and energy optimization.
About ProterraProterra is a leader in the
design and manufacture of zero-emission electric transit vehicles
and EV technology solutions for commercial applications. With
industry-leading durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous
U.S. independent testing, Proterra products are proudly designed,
engineered, and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon
Valley, South Carolina, and Los Angeles. For more information,
please visit www.proterra.com.
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