350-Mile Range Electric Bus

Yesterday, American EV manufacturer Proterra debuted its Catalyst E2 series, complete with nominal range of between 194 and 350 miles, meaning it could serve almost every US mass transit route on a single charge. The company has dubbed it the first “direct replacement” for fossil-fuelled transit vehicles.

The new vehicle joins Proterra’s two other mass transit models, the Catalyst FC and XR series, designed for circulator and intermediate-mileage routes, respectively. To date, the company has sold over 300 of its vehicles to 35 different municipal, university and commercial transit agencies across North America.

Next year, Proterra will be doubling its production capacity to serve increased demand for its vehicles. “Proterra’s primary goal has always been to create a purpose-built, high-performance electric vehicle that can serve every single transit route in the United States. Today, with the unveiling of the Catalyst E2 Series, that goal has been achieved,” said Ryan Popple, CEO of Proterra in a statement.

Follow @EnergyDigital

Read the September 2016 issue of Energy Digital magazine

1 Trackback / Pingback

  1. Visionaries Join Michelin at Movin’On, the Global Summit for Sustainable Mobility | Urban Mobility News Asia | Motion Digest

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: