Proterra Selected In Electric Bus Contract By Virginia Department Of General Services

Electric bus maker Proterra, announced that it has been selected by the Virginia Department of General Services as a vendor to supply zero-emission battery-electric buses and charging stations for its Statewide Contract. In 2018, transit buses in the state of Virginia provided more than 74.5 million trips to riders throughout the Commonwealth.

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Proterra, along with other manufacturers, underwent a testing and review process by the state of Virginia and was chosen among a pool of providers to help streamline local transit agencies’ access to the vendor and vehicle that best meet their specific transit system needs. As a result, transit agencies, universities and institutions can now purchase Proterra® battery-electric buses and charging systems through the state’s pre-established contract. Transit agencies in other states can also leverage the Virginia state contract to simplify the process of purchasing electric buses.

Proterra battery-electric buses bring both economic and environmental benefits to transit agencies and the communities they serve. Each time a Proterra electric bus replaces a diesel bus, around 230,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions are avoided per year. Further, battery-electric bus technology continues to advance, with the Proterra Catalyst vehicle now capable of delivering nearly twice the horsepower and five times the efficiency of a standard diesel engine.

Proterra electric buses feature industry-leading bus design, including a lightweight composite body, energy dense battery systems, highly efficient electric drivetrain technology, and a connected vehicle intelligence system. The Proterra Catalyst® electric vehicle platform can be customized to meet the demands of a wide range of transit routes to bring clean, quiet transportation to Virginians.

Additionally, Proterra now offers Proterra Energy™ fleet solutions, which helps customers transition to an all-electric fleet by offering a full suite of products and services that enable turn-key delivery of a complete energy ecosystem. Proterra can design, build, deploy and maintain electric buses, batteries, chargers and charging infrastructure for customers to enable a streamlined transition to an electric fleet with a single point of contact.

“Proterra has helped more than 90 North American transit agencies, airports and universities transition to zero-emission electric buses, and we look forward to helping more transit agencies in Virginia transition to electric vehicle technology.”

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