Charged EVs | Chicagoland bus operator Tempo purchases 20 Proterra ZX5 electrical buses
Tempo Suburban Bus, which serves an enormous swath of Chicago’s suburbs—an space practically the dimensions of the state of Connecticut—has awarded a $26.5-million-dollar contract to industrial car OEM Proterra to amass 20 Proterra ZX5 Max electrical transit buses and two Proterra megawatt-scale fleet chargers.
Proterra’s US-made 40-foot ZX5 Max options 675 kWh of vitality storage, which the corporate claims is the very best capability presently out there in an e-bus in North America. The Proterra Power enterprise unit affords a turnkey charging package deal to fleet operators, together with infrastructure design, construct, financing, operations, upkeep and vitality optimization.
“As transit companies throughout the nation start to buy electrical buses, we’re excited to have the ability to get our first order for electrical buses within the queue. This places us forward of our anticipated schedule and can permit us to get electrical buses on the street even sooner,” mentioned Tempo Govt Director Melinda J. Metzger.