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Proterra is a company that manufactures and designs zero-emission, battery-electric buses. It helps to eliminate fossil fuel dependency and reduce costs. The Company offers a battery electric and zero-emissions bus EcoRide and an electric transit vehicle Catalyst. It also provides TerraFlex, an energy system, enabling customers to select amount and type of energy storage to meet specific route requirements; TerraVolt, an extended range battery; on-route and in-depot charging services, financing solutions, route simulation analysis, battery lifecycle management and standard warranty services.

HQBurlingame, US
Employee Ratings3.6

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2019)444(+3%)
Job Openings57

Key People/Management at Proterra

Ryan Popple

Ryan Popple

President and CEO, Board Member, President and CEO
Amy Ard

Amy Ard

Matt Horton

Matt Horton

Chief Commercial Officer
Josh Ensign

Josh Ensign

Joann Covington

Joann Covington

Chief Legal Officer & Head of Government Relations
Rick Huibregtse

Rick Huibregtse

Sr. VP of Engineering
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Proterra Office Locations

Proterra has offices in Burlingame, Greenville and Walnut
Burlingame, US (HQ)
1815 Rollins Rd
Greenville, US
1 Whitlee Ct
Walnut, US
383 Cheryl Ln
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Proterra Financials and Metrics

Proterra Online and Social Media Presence

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Proterra News and Updates

Proterra Powered™ Electric School Buses and Proterra® Charging Systems Selected by Michigan Schools for Vehicle-to-Grid Pilot Program

BURLINGAME, Calif., Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that the Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner® C2 Jouley electric school bus powered by Proterra® electric vehicle technology and the Proterra 60kW charging...

Electric Unicorn: Bus Maker Proterra May Hit $1 Billion Valuation With New Funding Round

The Silicon Valley-based electric transit bus maker registered a private equity sale that may raise up to $75 million.

Beyond The Bus: Proterra Repackages Its Electric Transit Tech To Power Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles

The maker of zero-emission buses has a new division to sell its batteries, motors and other components for use in commercial vehicles and work trucks ahead of a possible IPO.

Proterra Announces Mike Boggess as Vice President of Controls, Electrical and Thermal Systems

BURLINGAME, Calif., July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that Mike Boggess has joined the company's growing technical engineering team as Vice President of Controls, Electrical and Thermal Systems. Boggess has...

Electric bus maker Proterra hires banks for IPO -sources

Proterra Inc, the U.S. electric bus manufacturer whose investors include car makers Daimler AG and BMW AG, has hired investment banks to prepare for an initial public offering (IPO), according to people familiar with the matter.

Proterra Selected in Electric Bus Contract by Virginia Department of General Services

BURLINGAME, Calif., June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that it has been selected by the Virginia Department of General Services as a vendor to supply zero-emission battery-electric buses and charging stations...
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Proterra Blogs

Hiring a Diverse Workforce and Providing a Fair Chance to Workers

by Josh Ensign, Chief Operating Officer – Today Proterra signed the Los Angeles County Fair Chance Pledge to signify our ongoing commitment to incorporate Fair Chance hiring practices into our recruitment process and promote the full participation of justice-involved individuals in… The post Hiring …

First-Ever Proterra Bus Honored at Museum of Bus Transportation

Recently, the Museum of Bus Transportation held its annual Spring Fling event in Hershey, Pennsylvania to recognize the impact the motorbus industry has on the everyday life of the American public and celebrate the advancement of the industry. More than 70 transit, coach, school and trolley buses we…

As Electric Buses Scale, Composite Bus Production Adds to American Manufacturing Jobs

On Thursday, April 25, representatives from Proterra, TPI Composites, Des Moines Area Rapid Transit (DART) and General Electric gathered with Iowa state officials to celebrate Iowa’s 100% clean transportation journey at TPI’s factory in Newton, Iowa. At the factory, TPI manufactures composite wind b…


On Friday, April 5, Greenlink Transit in Greenville, South Carolina unveiled four brand new electric buses that will bring clean, quiet transportation and economic opportunity to the community. This event had special significance for both the community and Proterra, which has its largest vehicle man…


by Ryan Popple –  Originally published by Mass Transit. More than a decade ago, Proterra set out to build a bus for the future of public transit, a vehicle free from the constraints of legacy fossil-fuel bus design. Recognizing that the right bus for a post-fossil fuel world wouldn’t be a repurposed…


On December 14, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County in Reno, Nevada unveiled their 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit project, revealing new battery-electric buses and stations along a renovated roadway. The Lincoln Line connects Reno and Sparks with dedicated BRT lane…
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Proterra Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Proterra founded?

    Proterra was founded in 2004.

  • Who are Proterra key executives?

    Proterra's key executives are Ryan Popple, Amy Ard and Matt Horton.

  • How many employees does Proterra have?

    Proterra has 444 employees.

  • Who are Proterra competitors?

    Competitors of Proterra include General Motors, Polaris and Tesla.

  • Where is Proterra headquarters?

    Proterra headquarters is located at 1815 Rollins Rd, Burlingame.

  • Where are Proterra offices?

    Proterra has offices in Burlingame, Greenville and Walnut.

  • How many offices does Proterra have?

    Proterra has 3 offices.