Proterra, the leading provider of zero emission battery-electric buses, has been named one of the top green transportation providers in the world. It’s been named to the prestigious 2015 Global Cleantech 100 list.
Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission vehicles that enable bus fleet operators to significantly reduce operating costs while delivering clean, quiet transportation to the community. It sells vehicles to more than a dozen transit agencies in North America.
Proterra’ is a stand-out for its configurable EV platform, battery and charging options that make its buses well-suited for a range of needs, from campus to downtown.
The company prides itself on rigorous U.S. certification testing for products designed, engineered and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley and South Carolina.
Proterra, based in Burlingame, California, just outside San Francisco, was named to the prestigious 2015 Global Cleantech 100 list, which represents the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech, featuring companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges.
Global Cleantech 100 includes only those companies with the highest potential to make the most significant market impact.
“We are honored to be named to the Global Cleantech 100 list,” said Ryan Popple, Proterra CEO, adding that 2015 was a banner year for the company.
“We expanded our facilities coast to coast, increased sales from 2014, broke four records at federal testing, and launched our flagship bus platform, the Catalyst. We look forward to scaling zero-emission transit across the nation in 2016, ” he said.
A record number of nominations were received in 2015 for the Cleantech award, from nearly 7,000 companies in 60 countries. The nominations were whittled down a finalized list of 100 companies from 17 countries.
“The Global Cleantech 100 provides us with insight into the collective opinion of key market players on which megatrends and innovation companies are most likely to have a significant impact in the next 5-10 years,” said Michele Parad, Senior Manager at Cleantech Group and lead author of the Global Cleantech 100 Report.
“Now in its 7th year, the Global Cleantech 100 program reveals which themes are staying relevant and which sectors are taking center stage,” he added.
Cleantech Group was founded in 2002 with the mission to accelerate sustainable innovation. The core mission is i3, not to be confused with the BMW i3 electric vehicle.
Cleantech’s i3 is an online platform that connects corporates with innovation, at scale, by allowing them to find, vet, and connect with start-ups–efficiently building an innovation pipeline. The platform comes to life at Cleantech global events for both established companies and start-ups shaping the future of sustainable innovation.
Cleantech Group is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in London.
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