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27.8.14

ELECTRIC BUSMAKERS NEWS * USA: Proterra's

* Oregon - Seattle deal could lead to Proterra expansion


(Photo by PATRICK COLLARD: Josh Gooden performs work on a new Proterra bus in Greenville) Greenville,ORE,USA -The Greenville News, by Rudolph Bell -August 21, 2014: -- Electric bus maker Proterra may have to expand its Greenville factory if Seattle's transit agency exercises its options under a newly inked contract, Proterra's chief executive said... CEO Ryan Popple said the deal with King County Metro Transit has the potential to be Proterra's biggest single piece of business ever... The transit agency has bought two of Proterra's battery-powered, zero-emission buses for testing, and if that goes well, could buy 200 more buses over five years at $800,000 each, Popple said... That would mean more than $100 million in revenue, he said, and likely trigger the need to expand Proterra's 184-worker factory along Interstate 85 in Greenville...

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