Proterra’s mission is to advance electric vehicle technology to deliver the world’s best performing commercial vehicles.

Early in the 20th century, new methods of harnessing thermal energy, advancements in diesel engine technology, and a significant increase in manufacturing helped spark a revolution in transportation which unleashed billions of internal combustion engine trucks, buses, and cars into use around the world. Early in the 21st century, new methods of harnessing chemical energy, advancements in battery technology, and related advancements in manufacturing processes have begun to lay the groundwork for another revolution in transportation in which batteries can power vehicles with zero emissions.

Proterra is at the forefront of this revolution, with an integrated business model focused on providing end-to-end solutions that enable commercial vehicle electrification. Our commercial electric vehicle technology platform spans key elements of the electric vehicle ecosystem and provides solutions to some of the greatest difficulties facing fleet electrification.

Our business is organized around three business lines, each of which addresses a critical component of the commercial vehicle electrification value proposition in a complementary and self-reinforcing manner:

  • Proterra Powered designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and integrates proprietary battery systems and electrification solutions into vehicles for global commercial vehicle OEM customers serving the Class 3 to Class 8 vehicle segments, including delivery trucks, school buses, coach buses, construction and mining equipment, and other applications.
  • Proterra Transit designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric transit buses as an OEM for North American public transit agencies, airports, universities, and other commercial transit fleets. Proterra Transit offers an ideal venue to showcase and validate our electric vehicle technology platform through rigorous daily use by a large group of sophisticated customers focused on meeting the wide-ranging needs of the diverse communities they serve.
  • Proterra Energy provides turnkey fleet-scale, high-power charging solutions and software services, ranging from fleet and energy management software-as-a-service, to fleet planning, hardware, infrastructure, installation, utility engagement, and charging optimization. These solutions are designed to optimize energy use and costs, and to provide vehicle-to-grid functionality.

We have established an extensive track record producing and delivering batteries, buses, and charging infrastructure over the last decade. With over 600 vehicles on the road, Proterra Transit’s electric buses have delivered approximately 20 million cumulative service miles spanning a wide spectrum of climates, conditions, altitudes and terrains, positioning us as the leader of the U.S. electric transit bus market with over 50% market share of deliveries between 2012 and 2019 according to the National Transit Database. Through December 31, 2020, Proterra Powered has delivered battery systems and electrification solutions for 130 vehicles to our OEM partner customers. Through partnerships that include Daimler’s Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, Komatsu Ltd., Volta Trucks, Lightning eMotors, Van Hool NV, Optimal Electric Vehicles LLC, and BusTech Pty Ltd., Proterra Powered batteries are helping electrify the school bus, step-van, construction and mining equipment, medium-duty trucks and vans, motor coach, shuttle bus, and international transit bus markets, respectively. In addition, Proterra Energy had installed approximately 46 MW of charging infrastructure across more than 470 charge points throughout North America as of December 31, 2020.

Built around Proterra’s electric commercial vehicle technology platform, our three business unit have been designed and organized to broaden and deepen electric penetration of commercial vehicles, and position Proterra to remain at the forefront of the commercial vehicle electrification revolution.