Proterra Launches Dedicated Group for Vehicle Electrification Solutions


Proterra, a provider of heavy-duty electric transportation, has launched Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions.

The solutions leverage Proterra’s electric vehicle technology and expertise to help commercial vehicle manufacturers electrify their heavy-duty vehicles. From initial design consulting, engineering services and integration, to service support, training and charging infrastructure implementation, Proterra says it offers comprehensive solutions for vehicle electrification.

“Commercial urban fleets are the best use case for EV technology, and we are at the beginning of an electrification revolution for heavy-duty vehicles due to declining battery costs, improved electric powertrain technology, lowered maintenance and the immense public health benefits EVs bring to our communities,” says Proterra’s CEO, Ryan Popple. “As more OEMs adopt EV technology for their vehicles, Proterra is uniquely positioned to be the best electrification partner because of our years of experience testing and evolving our battery system, drivetrains and charging systems through the deployment of our Proterra Catalyst transit vehicles, with vehicles on the road all across North America.”

Proterra is already partnering with OEMs such as Daimler, Van Hool and Alexander Dennis to introduce battery-electric vehicles that are powered by Proterra EV technology. Proterra and Thomas Built Buses, a subsidiary of Daimler, offer the Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric bus, and Van Hool selected Proterra for its first all-electric motor coach in the North American market.

The new Proterra Powered group is led by Toby Kraus. Kraus, who has been with Proterra for more than three years, has had a leadership role in Proterra’s finance, strategy and business development efforts. Prior to Proterra, Kraus held several roles at Tesla, including overseeing its business operations team and working as a product manager for the Model S.

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