Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner to use DTNA, Proterra battery technology

Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner to use DTNA, Proterra battery technology

Daimler Truck North America selects Proterra battery technology for next-generation electric school buses and last-mile delivery vehicles.

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) and Proterra plan to power Thomas Built Buses’ (TBB) next-generation, all-electric, Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley school bus and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation’s (FCCC) all-electric MT50e last-mile delivery truck using Proterra’s battery technology.

“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,” Chris Bailey, acting chief executive officer of Proterra said. “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.”

“We are pleased to continue the long-standing proven partnership we have developed with Proterra and welcome their new ownership under the Volvo Group,” Kevin Bangston, president and chief executive officer of Thomas Built Buses and FCCC, said. “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.”

Since 2018, Proterra and Daimler Truck North America have collaborated utilizing Proterra’s battery technology. Together, the companies said they have delivered more than 1,000 Thomas Built Buses electric school buses and FCCC MT50e last-mile delivery vehicles to school districts and fleet operators across North America.

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