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Electric bus sets distance record

An electric bus traveled more than 1,000 miles on a single charge, setting a record for electric vehicles.

A 40-foot bus from Proterra drove 1,102.2 miles on a test track in Indiana. The previous record was 1,013,75 miles, which was set by a light-duty electric vehicle substantially lighter than the bus.

“Early electric bus adopters like our first customer, Foothill Transit (CA), have paved the way for future heavy-duty applications, like motor coaches and commercial trucks,” said Proterra CEO Ryan Popple in a statement. “As we see incumbents and more companies enter the heavy-duty EV market, it has become very apparent that the future is all-electric, and the sun is setting on combustion engine technology.”

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2 Responses to Electric bus sets distance record

  1. Susan September 21, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

    I checked with Proterra and they said the test was conducted without additional passenger weight.

  2. Bob Lasher September 21, 2017 at 11:50 am #

    Did the test include any type of passenger load, or was it a bare bones vehicle?
    Thank.

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