Its name is ZX5 and it can boast 738 kilowatt-hours of energy. Proterra announced that it is increasing the amount of energy on board the electric bus, providing more battery storage to help transportation agencies engaged in emission vehicle fleets goal.
Beginning in 2023, the Proterra ZX5 Max 40-foot electric bus will be able to be equipped with up to 738 kWh of on-board energy. With this enhancement, Proterra buses will have the most energy storage of any 40-foot electric bus available in the North American market. With 738 kWh of battery energy storage, the ZX5 Max will be able to provide more than 300 miles of driving range on a single charge, depending on route conditions, configuration and operation.
In addition, the 35-foot and 40-foot ZX5 electric bus models will be able to be equipped with up to 492 kWh of on-board energy for routes with less demanding range requirements.
Proterra’s buses and batteries
Designed and manufactured in the U.S., Proterra’s electric buses are equipped with the Proterra powered battery system. Increasing the amount of on-board energy compared to the ZX5’s original energy levels, today’s announcement reinforces how Proterra is continually innovating its best-in-class battery technology to provide industry-leading EV solutions for the commercial vehicle market.
With more on-board power combined with Proterra’s refined composite bus body design, the Proterra ZX5 is engineered for optimal performance to tackle the most challenging transit routes and extreme weather conditions, including cold climates.
«With historic support for zero-emission transportation, North America is ready to go all-in on transportation electrification and Proterra technology is here to meet the moment. As public transportation accelerates toward zero-emission transportation, we are excited to bring more power and innovation to our industry-leading ZX5 electric transit bus to help drive this critical transformation», said John Walsh, Proterra’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Proterra’s Powered battery platform leverages industry-leading energy density produced for maximum range, a customizable design to fit a variety of vehicles, and a rugged commercial grade housing to withstand harsh environments. Proterra’s battery systems have been proven through more than 25 million miles of service driven by Proterra Transit vehicles and selected by world-class commercial vehicle manufacturers to power zero-emission electric delivery vehicles and work trucks, semi-trucks, construction and mining equipment, school buses and coaches, and low-floor cutaway shuttles.