Proterra, a maker of heavy-duty electric transportation, has launched Proterra Energy fleet solutions, enabling turnkey delivery of a “complete energy ecosystem” for fleets, the company says.
Proterra designs, builds, deploys and maintains proprietary electric buses, batteries, chargers and charging infrastructure. The company says it can deliver a comprehensive solution with a single point of contact for a streamlined transition to an electric fleet.
“Fleet operators are adopting heavy-duty electric vehicle technology because it’s proven to meet daily route needs and provides economic and environmental benefits compared to fossil fuel vehicles,” says Proterra’s CEO, Ryan Popple. “As more fleet operators transition a larger percentage of their fleet to electric vehicles, they encounter a new set of challenges beyond simply buying new vehicles. We’ve taken our significant experience in designing, implementing and managing EV infrastructure projects for transit bus fleet operators throughout North America and launched Proterra Energy fleet solutions to provide a customizable and comprehensive one-stop shop for customers transitioning to an electric fleet.”
Customers deploying battery-electric vehicle fleets can engage with Proterra during the planning process. Proterra offers route simulations, fleet modeling and a detailed total cost of ownership analysis to determine the right vehicle, battery and charging configurations to meet individual route requirements now and as the fleet scales.
In addition to planning, Proterra offers turnkey charging infrastructure installation for fleet depots and charging yards, including management of the entire build process. Proterra engages with utilities and electricity providers to install utility make-ready equipment, help customers secure the best electricity rates, and identify clean and reliable electricity options.
The Proterra Energy fleet solutions program also offers smart energy management, which includes a charging-as-a-service model for management and maintenance of vehicle batteries and charging systems, as well as tools for energy optimization. The Proterra APEX connected vehicle intelligence system integrates the data streams from vehicles, batteries and charging systems, offering customers access to historical and real-time performance information about their fleet, improving vehicle and charging operational efficiency.
“With more than a decade of experience implementing heavy-duty fleets and infrastructure in North America,” notes Matt Horton, Proterra’s chief commercial officer, “we believe that Proterra is uniquely positioned to help our customers simplify fleet electrification and are proud to introduce the industry’s only comprehensive energy delivery system with a single point of contact.”