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Proterra Electric Bus Travels 258 Miles on a Single Charge

Proterra’s 40-foot ­Catalyst XR zero-emission battery-electric bus recently drove 258 miles on a single charge under test conditions at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds in Laurens, SC.

The Catalyst XR configuration includes eight battery packs with a total energy capacity of 257 kilowatt-hours (kWh). Based on these test results, Proterra predicts that its 10-pack XR configuration (321kWh) will be able to operate 300 miles on a single charge. The company cited available General Transit Feed Specification data showing that typical U.S. urban and rural bus routes run less than 200 miles a day.

“The U.S. is quickly waking up to the economic, environmental and performance benefits of zero-emission electric buses,” said Proterra Chief Executive Officer Ryan Popple. “Proterra is pushing the bounds of EV [electric vehicle] technology and steadily driving down costs. Achieving this range is validation for our technology and gives us the confidence that Proterra is capable of what we initially set out to accomplish—replacing every fossil fuel bus in the United States with a fully electric one.”

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