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Proterra Congratulates the Winners of FTA Low-No Grant Funding for Battery-Electric Buses



BURLINGAME, Calif., Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Proterra, the leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today announced that 21 new and 8 existing customers have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Grants (Low-No). 

Proterra Logo (PRNewsFoto/Proterra)

Out of the total $55 million Low-No funds awarded, 55 percent were granted to public transit agencies that partnered with Proterra on the grant application. The 29 Low-No grant winners?in 24 states spanning Alaska to Florida?will use their funds, a total of $27.5 million, to purchase or lease Catalyst® electric transit vehicles, battery systems and charging infrastructure. They include:

*New Proterra customer 

A cornerstone of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act passed by Congress and signed into law in December 2015, Low-No funds support the development of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced technologies.  Eligible projects included those that replace, rehabilitate, lease or purchase buses, bus-related equipment and facilities.  Projects also included workforce development components to train the next generation of U.S. transit talent. 

As evidenced by the inclusion of large and small, urban and rural communities in these awards, electric bus adoption continues to grow among a very diverse group of transit agencies that are embracing the economic and environmental benefits of the Proterra Catalyst zero-emission electric bus.

"We applaud these transit agencies for their march toward zero-emission, all-electric fleets," said Ryan Popple, CEO, Proterra.  "As we build momentum towards a cleaner, healthier future, we are excited to partner with this latest round of Low-No recipients to help eliminate fossil fuels from their transit operations."

About Proterra
Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles, enabling bus fleet operators to significantly reduce operating costs while delivering clean, quiet transportation to local communities across the United States. With more than 400 vehicles sold to 42 different municipal, university, and commercial transit agencies in 20 states, Proterra is committed to providing state of the art, high performance vehicles to meet today's growing market demand. The company's configurable Catalyst platform is capable of serving the full daily mileage needs of nearly every U.S. transit route on a single charge. With unmatched durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous U.S. certification testing, Proterra products are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley, South Carolina, and Los Angeles. For more information, visit: http://www.proterra.com and follow us on Twitter @Proterra_Inc.

SOURCE Proterra


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