Posted June 23, 2021
Proterra Inc (NASDAQ: PTRA) ("Proterra" or "the Company"), a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Miami-Dade County today announced a landmark fleet electrification project with the County acquiring 42 Proterra ZX5+ electric transit buses, featuring a total of 19 megawatt-hours of battery storage capacity, along with plans to install 75 Proterra chargers across three bus depots. The first electric buses are slated to be delivered in 2022.
Today's announcement builds on Miami's commitment to transportation electrification by expanding its fleet to include an additional 42 buses – bringing the total to 75 electric transit buses from Proterra, one of the largest fleets of 40-foot electric transit buses in the United States. At nine megawatts of power, the project is also one of the largest fleet charging installations in North America.
The partnership demonstrates Proterra's ability to deliver a comprehensive, full scale deployment of commercial electric vehicle fleets with its EV technology solutions. This includes Proterra's industry-leading commercial vehicle battery systems, electric transit buses, and fleet charging infrastructure.
"Miami-Dade County has long been a leader in advancing forward-looking clean technology solutions. We are delighted to build on our partnership together and drive the county's switch to zero-emission, electric transportation with our EV technology," said Jack Allen, Proterra CEO.
"This is a major step forward in Miami-Dade County's commitment to incorporate clean, renewable energy to protect our environment and offer better transportation options," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. "With these new electric buses, Miami-Dade will lead the way with the largest sustainable transportation fleet in Florida and one of the largest in the nation."
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