Nashville MTA Orders 7 Proterra Electric Buses

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The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has ordered seven battery-powered electric buses from Proterra, along with a charging station. Delivery to Nashville, Tennessee is slated for this year, after they are constructed at Proterra’s Greenville, South Carolina manufacturing facility.

Image obtained with thanks from Proterra.
Image obtained with thanks from Proterra.

The buses, which will operate in the free Downtown Music City Circuit, were funded by the city of Nashville and a federal Clean Fuels grant, and the Proterra won this deal via a competitive procurement process. They had to compete with BYD, EV America, New Flyer, and Wave.

From Proterra’s website: “We are committed to investing in transit improvements that better our community by reducing harmful emissions and improving fuel economy,” said Paul J. Ballard, CEO of Nashville MTA and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA). “By incorporating the Proterra buses into our fleet, we are moving in the right direction to ensure Nashville MTA’s transit services benefit the environment for years to come.”

Main Source: Green Car Congress.