Proterra Electric Transit Bus Meets Altoona Benchmarks

Proterra says its EcoRide BE35 battery-electric bus has passed the Federal Transit Administration's Altoona bus testing, which simulates 12 years of vehicle life to ensure reliability and in-service performance. The EcoRide BE35 had an average fuel economy of 22 mpge and noise rating of 57 dBA during testing.

‘The fact that a full-size electric bus has passed Altoona testing can be a true game-changer for American commuting and transportation by providing a 'greener' option for the masses,’ says David Bennett, CEO of Proterra.

The 35-foot-long buses are made of lightweight composite materials and can recharge in less than 10 minutes, according to Proterra.

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