Proterra, Van Hool Venture to Build Electric Motor Coaches

Proterra, Van Hool Venture to Build Electric Motor Coaches

Proterra is becoming the Tesla of transit busing. Delivering clean, quiet, emissions-free buses to public transit agencies for about five years, the Burlingame, Calif., startup has sold more than 400 electric vehicles to 42 different transit agencies in 20 states. Now, it’s adding another type of bus to its lineup — electric motor coaches, or luxury passenger buses, that are used for long-distance travel. “Just like the public transit world, there’s a ton of interest in electric vehicles for corporate transit,” said Matt Horton, Proterra’s chief commercial officer. Proterra said Monday it will partner with Belgian coach maker Van […]