Proterra has launched the Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions aimed at commercial vehicle manufacturers, leveraging the company’s electric vehicle technology to help OEMs design heavy-duty electric vehicles.
In addition to providing vehicle electrification hardware, Proterra works with partners step by step to ensure a successful EV program. From initial design consulting, engineering services and integration, to service support, training, and charging infrastructure implementation, Proterra offers comprehensive solutions for vehicle electrification. The company has already helped produce electric transit buses under the Proterra Catalyst name and plans to use its technologies in other large commercial vehicle applications.
Proterra has spent years developing battery systems, electric drivetrain technology and standardized, heavy-duty charging systems for commercial vehicles. The company is already partnering with OEMs like Daimler, Van Hool and Alexander Dennis to produce battery electric vehicles based on the company’s electrification technologies.
“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 Ryan Popple, Proterra CEO. “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’s battery systems were designed for better range and feature a flexible design to fit within a wide variety of vehicles. Stored in ruggedized commercial grade housing, the batteries modular designs enable customizable battery pack dimensions that can be configured to fit a variety of heavy-duty vehicle platforms.
Proterra also offers high power charging systems that are purpose-built for heavy-duty applications and use standardized technology for interoperability. Proterra charging systems utilize the universal J1772-CCS Type 1 charging standard, and can be used for a range of battery-electric powered vehicles.
Proterra also offers a turn-key approach to delivering the complete energy ecosystem for heavy-duty electric fleets through Proterra Energy fleet solutions, including charging infrastructure design, build, financing, operations, maintenance and energy optimization using the Proterra Apex connected vehicle intelligence system.