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Proterra Launches Battery Production Line

Leader in electric transit bus production adds battery pack production to plant


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Proterra builds buses—battery-electric buses—like this, the ZX5:

Proterra bus

The Proterra ZX5 electric bus. The company builds electric vehicles in the U.S. (Images: Proterra)

It has sold more than 1,000 EV buses in North America as of mid-November.

The company has manufacturing facilities in both City of Industry, California, and Greenville, South Carolina.

In addition to building buses, Proterra provides battery systems that are used by companies including Thomas Built Buses, Van Hool, Freightliner and more.

So to increase its capability to produce battery packs, which have a next-generation cells developed with LG Energy Solutions, the company has launched a battery production line within its City of Industry factory.

Proterra battery plant

Factory-in-a-factory at Proterra.

According to the company, this embedding a battery line within its bus assembly operation goes to show the efficiency of its utilization of capital equipment.

Here are some photos of the operation:

Proterra plant
Proterra plant
Proterra plant