One of the top electric bus manufacturers out there, Proterra, recently hit a notable new milestone — the company logged more than 1,000,000 miles in revenue service.
The milestone event was reportedly celebrated by the company at a special event at its facility in Greenville, South Carolina — where it “honored” its partners in the public transit fields for their pioneering embrace of electric buses.
This process of recognition involved Proterra presenting the various transit agencies in question with an award to mark the occasion.
“Reaching our 1,000,000th mile in revenue service is a significant milestone, not just for Proterra, but for the entire transit industry,” stated Popple. “Along with our forward-thinking and highly valued transit agency partners, we can offer the world a million proof points to bolster the fact that electric vehicles not only offer great performance, but represent the best total cost of ownership and environmental option for transit agencies.”
A recent press release provides more:
By combining performance, efficiency and flexibility, Proterra buses offer the lowest per passenger cost and environmental impact of any transit bus technology — electric, diesel, hybrid, or natural gas. Proterra has now received orders from 14 different transit agencies in cities across North America. Over the course of their 1,000,000 miles in service, Proterra customers have saved nearly 250,000 gallons of fossil fuel and have eliminated nearly 3.5 million pounds of emissions from being released into the environment.
The partners in question which were presented with awards by Proterra were: TARC (Louisville, Kentucky), San Joaquin RTD (Stockton, California), VIA Metropolitan Transit (San Antonio, Texas), WRTA (Worcester, Massachusetts), Foothill Transit (Pomona, California), the City of Seneca, SC/Clemson Area Transit, RTC Washoe (Reno, Nevada), and StarMetro (Tallahassee, Florida).
With BYD continuing to expand its electric bus offerings, Proterra is going to probably have to work harder to continue to see the strong growth of recent years. Or… may be not. Perhaps the market will grow fast enough to accommodate good growth across the board for all the major firms.
Image Credit: Proterra
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