Proterra's Goldman to Address Electrifying Commercial Fleets at Plug-In 2012
Proterra, the leading provider of zero-emission commercial transit solutions and maker of the world’s first battery-electric fast-charge transit bus will share its experiences and results from the adoption of its EcoRide™ buses at this year’s Plug-In 2012 Conference. The event, organized by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), facilitates open and direct dialogue between national and international stakeholders across the electric vehicle industry and transit on how to accelerate the electrification of transportation.
The conference will take place Monday, July 23 through Thursday, July 26, in San Antonio, Texas at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
Joshua Goldman, Proterra director of business development, will be part of a breakout session focused on fleet experiences and test results from the adoption of plug-in trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles titled “Trucks and Buses – Electrifying Commercial Fleets” on Tuesday, July 24 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Other speakers on this panel are Kevin Walkowicz from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Joe Dalum of Odyne.
As the only United States-based manufacturer of zero-emissions battery-electric buses, Proterra has continued to grow along with interest in clean technology. The company has recently announced key contract wins and delivered buses to several transit agencies across the country. VIA Metropolitan Transit of San Antonio, Texas, will also be exhibiting at the show, promoting its new electric zero-emission buses recently delivered by Proterra. VIA and StarMetro in Tallahassee, Fla. are anticipated to roll-out Proterra buses in the next six months.
Those interested in learning more about Proterra’s EcoRide™ buses and VIA’s electric bus program during the conference, can stop by booth #122 to meet representatives from both organizations.
“Simply put, electric transit is hot and continues to gain traction as fuel prices climb, technology advances and the total cost of ownership of electric buses is driven downward,” said Proterra director of business development, Joshua Goldman. “Proterra is pleased to lead the charge in terms of continuous improvement and innovation, as well as in working closely with transit agencies to find the optimum solutions to meet their needs. Participating in this conference gives us another opportunity to advance this important cause and educate the market on the distinct advantages of electric transit.”
VIA Metropolitan Transit began providing public transportation services in the San Antonio area in March 1978. The agency currently serves San Antonio and 12 other incorporated municipalities, providing bus service (including express, skip, and downtown circulator service), paratransit service for people with disabilities, special event service, and vanpool service for commuters.
With manufacturing in Greenville, S.C., Proterra Inc is a leading designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty electric drive systems, energy storage systems, vehicle control systems, transit buses and fast-charging stations. Proterra’s systems are scalable to commercial buses of all sizes. Its ground-up designs have led to the EcoRide™, the world’s first full-size, 10-minute-charge transit bus. For more information on Proterra and its technology, please visit www.proterra.com.