Proterra and DTNA Powering Next-Gen Electric Buses and Trucks

Partnership will power Thomas Built Buses' electric Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley and FCCC's electric MT50e with Proterra's batteries.

Proterra and DTNA Powering Next-Gen Electric Buses and Trucks
Proterra and DTNA Powering Next-Gen Electric Buses and Trucks

California, United States- Proterra Inc., an innovator in commercial vehicle battery technology and Daimler Truck North America (DTNA)., announced that Thomas Built Buses' next-gen all-electric Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley school bus and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation's all-electric MT50e delivery truck will be powered by Proterra's battery technology.

Since 2018, Proterra and Daimler Truck North America have partnered to electrify commercial vehicles using Proterra's battery technology. They have delivered over 1,000 electric school buses and delivery trucks across North America. Proterra's U.S.-made batteries offer top energy density, durability, performance, and safety, making them a premium choice for commercial vehicles. 

Mr. Chris Bailey, acting CEO of Proterra, said, “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. As we recharge our mission in 2024, partnership is key to help power the shift to electrification. We look forward to expanding our collaborations with global leaders like Daimler Truck North America to electrify commercial vehicles and industrial applications with our premium battery technology.” 

Mr. Kevin Bangston, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses and FCCC, said “We are pleased to continue the long-standing proven partnership we have developed with Proterra and welcome their new ownership under the Volvo Group. 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. This success continues to play out as more milestones are surpassed, including more than 1,000 Jouleys delivered and nearly 4 million EV miles driven.” 

About Proterra

Proterra is a design and manufacture of heavy-duty battery systems for zero-emission commercial vehicle applications. With industry-leading energy density, durability, and safety systems based on rigorous U.S. independent testing, Proterra battery products are proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley and South Carolina.