25 Nov 2019


Proterra announced that Atomic City Transit in Los Alamos, New Mexico has agreed to purchase two Proterra Catalyst 35-foot E2 buses and two Proterra 125 kW plug-in charging systems. Atomic City Transit is Proterra’s first customer in New Mexico.

Atomic City Transit offers transit service in both Los Alamos and White Rock and provides an average of over 545,000 annual passenger trips. Los Alamos received $1.485 million through the Low or No Emission Grant Program to purchase new zero-emission battery-electric buses and chargers to replace the City’s existing diesel fleet. “Atomic City Transit has been a leader in New Mexico in identifying and implementing innovative solutions that deliver economic and environmental benefits to the public,” said Proterra CEO Ryan Popple. Proudly Proterra states that electric buses have zero tailpipe emissions or pollutants, eliminating about 115,000 kilo's of CO2 emissions annually for every diesel vehicle replaced. Proterra's DuoPower drivetrain features two electric motors that deliver 510 horsepower and makes it possible to propel a bus up a 27 percent grade, making it an ideal option for routes with steep hills.

Transit operators considering battery-electric vehicle fleets are offered by the Proterra experts a planning process, which includes high-fidelity 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. With the order from New Mexico Proterra reaches into 43 U.S. states and Canadian provinces with over 100 customers.

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