Proterra Inc. says it will concentrate electric bus and battery manufacturing at its larger South Carolina production facilities following an exit from the company’s City of Industry, Calif., plant by the end of 2023.
The company’s decision to consolidate electric bus and battery production in South Carolina does not affect Proterra’s operations at its corporate headquarters in Burlingame, Calif. The transition is intended to improve Proterra’s overall production efficiency by increasing the utilization of its available capacity at the company’s largest manufacturing sites in Greenville and Greer, S.C., the company says. The consolidation of manufacturing sites will also allow the company to better manage ongoing supply chain disruptions and decrease facilities costs.
“With rising adoption of zero-emission transportation, we remain focused on operating with financial discipline towards sustainable growth,” says Gareth Joyce, CEO of Proterra. “While we have appreciated being a part of the Los Angeles business community and value the hard work and dedication of our teammates, streamlining our manufacturing operations will allow us to improve our production efficiency over the course of the next year as we work to deliver on our mission.”