Proterra is answering the international call for efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible heavy-duty vehicle solutions. Headquartered in Greenville, SC, Proterra is a leading designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty drive and energy storage systems, vehicle control systems and complete transit buses. Proterra's systems are scalable to all forms of commercial buses and Class 6-8 trucks. Proterra's initial product, a 35' battery-electric transit bus, has been designed from the ground up to enable a world's first ever solution for transit agencies to replace conventional diesel buses on a one-for-one basis with all-electric buses operating 24/7. This is accomplished by combining Proterra's light-weight composite body, highly efficient ProDrive(TM), advanced TerraVolt(TM) energy storage system and on-route rooftop FastCharging(TM) station to charge the bus in 5-10 minutes. The vehicle achieves between 18 and 29 miles per gallon diesel fuel equivalent fully loaded with 68 passengers - 500% better than a comparable diesel bus.
Greenville, US
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Key People at Proterra

Eric McCarthy

Eric McCarthy

Vice President of Government Relations, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Matt Horton

Matt Horton

Vice President of Sales
Dale Hill

Dale Hill

Ryan Popple

Ryan Popple

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Greenville, US

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$182 M

Latest funding size

$30 M

Time since last funding

over 1 year


Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Silicon Valley Bank, Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, 88 Green Ventures, Constellation Ventures, General Motors Ventures, Hennessey Capital, MK Energy and Infrastructure, SC Launch, Upstate Carolina Angel Network, Vision Ridge Partners, Mike Dorsey, Miriam Rivera

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