Proterra launches Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions

3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 9, 2019

Proterra has launched Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions, leveraging the company‘s industry-leading electric vehicle technology and expertise to help commercial vehicle manufacturers electrify their heavy-duty vehicles. Through years of innovative engineering development, Proterra has developed high-performance battery systems, electric drivetrain technology, and standardised, heavy-duty charging systems for commercial vehicle applications. Proterra technology and equipment helped the Proterra Catalyst transit bus break the world record for longest distance travelled by an electric vehicle and is proven on the road today with more than eight million service miles driven by transit buses.

“Commercial urban fleets are the best use case for EV technology and we are at the beginning of an electrification revolution for heavy-duty vehicles due to declining battery costs, improved electric powertrain technology, lowered maintenance, and the immense public health benefits EVs bring to our communities,” said Proterra CEO Ryan Popple. “As more OEMs adopt EV technology for their vehicles, Proterra is uniquely positioned to be the best electrification partner because of our years of experience testing and evolving our battery system, drivetrains and charging systems through the deployment of our Proterra Catalyst transit vehicles, with vehicles on the road all across North America.”

Proterra is already partnering with world-class OEMs like Daimler, Van Hool, and Alexander Dennis to introduce 100% battery-electric vehicles that are powered by Proterra electric vehicle technology and provide clean, quiet transportation.

In addition to providing vehicle electrification hardware, Proterra works with partners every step of the way to ensure a successful EV programme. From initial design consulting, engineering services and integration, to service support, training, and charging infrastructure implementation, Proterra offers comprehensive solutions for vehicle electrification. By partnering with Proterra, OEMs can leverage years of experience in electric vehicle engineering and proven operational performance to create the next leading electric vehicles on the road.

Proterra manufactures high-performance battery systems that have industry-leading energy density for maximum range, a flexible design to fit within a wide variety of vehicles, and a ruggedised commercial grade housing to withstand harsh environments. Proterra battery systems are coupled with Proterra‘s high-performance electric drivetrains to maximise efficiency and provide longer range, greater acceleration, and simplified maintenance for heavy-duty electric vehicles.

In addition to the electric vehicle components, Proterra also offers high power charging systems that are purpose-built for heavy-duty applications and use standardised technology for interoperability.