ELECTRIC BUSMAKERS * USA: Proterra Wins $3M California Energy Commission Grant
* California - To expand advanced manufacturing of zero-emissions transit buses to West Coast
The California Energy Commission today awarded a $3 million grant to Proterra, the leading provider of zero-emission battery-electric buses... The grant will fund the design, development and construction of Proterra's new state-of-the-art zero-emission, battery-electric transit bus manufacturing line in California. Proterra's expansion was prompted by the strong growth in market demand for the new Proterra Catalyst™ vehicle... The proposed facility, to be located in the San Gabriel Valley, is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2015 and will create more than 70 new local jobs. During the grant term, Proterra plans to manufacture an estimated 424 buses, resulting in a reduction of 900M lbs of CO2 over the lifetime of those vehicles. Proterra was the only bus provider selected for CEC funding and today also announced that existing customer Foothill Transit in L.A. County has placed another order for additional Proterra buses to meet increased demand from its ridership base...
(Photo: Proterra electric bus) -- San Bruno, CAL, USA - PRNewswire - April 8, 2015
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