Proterra Inc., a South Carolina-based battery-electric transit bus manufacturer, has announced that former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has joined the company's board of directors.
Proterra says that during his time as secretary, LaHood was an avid supporter of electric-vehicle (EV) transit, leading the Federal Transit Administration's Clean Fuels Program, which was used to help fund the purchase of EV buses by several cities across the country.
“I believe in the need for dependable, lower-cost, more sustainable transit options,’ comments LaHood. “EV is the future of transit, and I am pleased to lend my knowledge and support to building this future with Proterra. …’