Proterra, the US manufacturer of the world’s best-performing all-electric buses, has placed an order with Tritium for 57 Veefil-RT DC 50kW fast chargers.
The chargers are the first for the public transport sector to be manufactured at the company’s recently opened sales and manufacturing facility in Torrance, California and will be available to Proterra customers across the US.
“We aim to partner with like-minded companies,” explains Matt Horton, Chief Commercial Officer at Proterra. “Proterra needed to resource a reliable, standards-based J1772 CCS plug-in charger for our Catalyst® range of energy-efficient buses and were looking for a supplier with a similarly innovative approach to technology with the capability to tailor their product to our specifications.”
After a trial of the Veefil-RT, Tritium worked closely with the Proterra team to provide a series of modifications to the software to meet the company’s requirements.
Greg Lary, who heads up Tritium in the US, comments: “Proterra wanted to partner with a company that not only had the capability to provide technologically-advanced chargers that matched their own market-leading vehicles, they also needed a relationship with a supplier who could support them as they expand and develop in this dynamic transportation market.
“The US is a major market for us, and now we have a sales and manufacturing facility in the country that replicates the high standards we’ve established at our global HQ in Brisbane, we are ideally placed to offer not only bespoke requirements, but also a full after sales service to clients.”