Daimler Chooses Proterra Batteries for EV Buses

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Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) has partnered with Proterra to power next-generation electric school buses and last-mile delivery vehicles. The collaboration will see Proterra’s battery technology integrated into Thomas Built Buses’ all-electric Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley school bus and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation’s (FCCC) all-electric MT50e delivery truck.

Key Highlights:

  • Partnership Renewal: DTNA renews its partnership with Proterra to advance electric vehicle (EV) technology.
  • Vehicle Models: The Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley school bus and the MT50e delivery truck will feature Proterra’s battery technology.
  • Performance and Success: Over 1,000 Jouley buses delivered and nearly 4 million EV miles driven.

Collaboration Details

Daimler Truck North America and Proterra announced their plans to power the next generation of all-electric vehicles, specifically the Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley school bus and the MT50e delivery truck. Proterra’s battery technology has been chosen for its industry-leading energy density, durability, performance, and safety systems.

Chris Bailey, acting CEO of Proterra, expressed enthusiasm about continuing the partnership: “We are delighted to renew our partnership with Daimler Truck North America to power electric school buses and last-mile delivery vehicles with Proterra battery technology.”

Kevin Bangston, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses and FCCC, also highlighted the successful integration of Proterra’s batteries: “Since the launch of our all-electric Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley, our customers have seen great success with the integration of their battery solution in both Thomas Built and FCCC electric vehicles.”

History and Achievements

Since 2018, Proterra and DTNA have collaborated on electrifying commercial vehicles. This partnership has resulted in the delivery of over 1,000 Thomas Built Buses electric school buses and FCCC MT50e last-mile delivery vehicles to various school districts and fleet operators across North America.

About Proterra

Proterra is renowned for its heavy-duty battery systems designed for zero-emission commercial vehicle applications. Their battery products are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the U.S., ensuring high standards of quality and safety.

About Daimler Truck North America

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, DTNA is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck Holding AG, one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. They design, engineer, manufacture, and market a wide range of vehicles and components.

About Thomas Built Buses

Thomas Built Buses, founded in 1916, is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. The company is dedicated to producing innovative and smart buses for the market.

About Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC)

FCCC manufactures premium chassis for RVs, medium-duty commercial trucks, and shuttle buses. They offer comprehensive support services and maintain a strong presence in the U.S. and Canada.

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