Proterra Electric Buses Set to Arrive in Hawaii and New York

    Originally posted by David Mowatt | January 18, 2019 | EV Bite | Original Article

    More and more cities are getting involved in the electric bus revolution as American automotive and energy storage company Proterra recently announced their plan to supply electric buses to cities in Hawaii and New York.

    Proterra, a leading innovator in electric transportation, announced that Hawaiian tour operator JTB Hawaii and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have agreed to acquire several electric buses from them. JTB Hawaii will reportedly be replacing four of their own diesel-powered buses with three Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses, while the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will be delivered eighteen Catalyst E2s for shuttle service at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

    Proterra CEO Ryan Popple commented on the recent announcement, stating:

    “Hawaii has set an example for other states by committing to ambitious clean energy goals, and we’re honored to be selected as the first battery-electric bus provider for JTB Hawaii. We look forward to working with JTB Hawaii to provide its passengers with clean, quiet, transportation and contribute to the continued preservation Hawaii’s natural beauty.”

    During the electric buses’ 12 year lifespan, over 8 million pounds of carbon emissions will be eliminated in Hawaii alone.

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