Thursday, September 07, 2017

Clemson, SC Purchases 10 Proterra Electric Buses

67 40' Proterra Catalyst E2 bus (Credit: Click to Enlarge.
Clemson Area Transit (CATbus) has purchased ten 40' Proterra Catalyst E2 buses and related charging infrastructure.  The CATbus transit vehicles will be manufactured in Proterra’s East Coast Manufacturing Facility, located in nearby Greenville, S.C. 

Serving 1.9 million riders annually in three Upstate South Carolina counties, including the cities of Clemson and Seneca and the towns of Central and Pendleton as well as four universities, the fare-free CATbus system will have the largest zero-emission fleet in the Carolinas.

CATbus purchased the Proterra Catalyst E2 buses in part with $3.9 million from the Federal Highway and Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low- or No-Emissions program.  The Low-No program provided $55 million in bus-buying grants to municipalities in 2016, of which Clemson’s grant was among the largest.

The ten-bus purchase complements the six Proterra buses already servicing the City of Seneca, S.C. that are operated by CATbus.  In 2015, Seneca became the first city in the US to operate an all-electric bus fleet.

Since the fleet made its debut, the Seneca Proterra buses have received 27,950 charges, traveled more than 520,000 miles and eliminated over 2,848,600 lbs (1.3 metric tonnes) of greenhouse gases.

Read more at Clemson, SC Purchases 10 Proterra Electric Buses

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