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LA orders 25 of Proterra's electric buses
Los Angeles wants to field a completely electric fleet of buses by 2030, and it just took a large step toward making that a reality. The city's Department of Transportation (which runs the largest municipal transit in the county) has acquired 25 of Proterra's smaller 35-foot Catalyst buses, all of which should arrive in 2019. That may not sound like much, but it's a significant chunk of the DOT's 359-bus fleet. The deal promises real savings, too -- it should eliminate 7.8 million lbs. of greenhouse gas emissions per year and save $11.2 million in energy and maintenance over 12 years.
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NYC and Chicago, too

http://www.mta.info/news-nyct-bus/2017/04/26/mta-tests-electric-buses-use-ny-streets

"The first five buses in the test are coming from Proterra, which will also lease six depot charging stations to be installed at the Grand Avenue Bus Depot in Queens. The electric buses will serve the B39 and B32 routes in Brooklyn.

The final five buses in the pilot, which will run for three years, will come from New Flyer pending MTA board approval and review and approval by the Office of the New York State Comptroller later this year. That contract would also include charging stations. The New Flyer buses would operate on the M42 bus route in Manhattan. Renderings of the buses from both vendors are available here."

And Chicago started in 2014 with two busses:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-cta-electric-buses-met-20160122-story.html
 

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I haven't spent any time in Chiraq in many years but I remember it as a teenager. The streets downtown reeked of diesel exhaust and when I got home in the burbs my clothes reeked of it too. So....... anything that helps I guess. IMO stacking people isn't healthy anyway but that's a subject of multiple dimensions.
 

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I was in a test drive with a Proterra. Maximum speed of 25 MPH on a typical climb on a mountain route. Insufficient motor and battery pack to be useful. Unknown heat production to handle snowstorms in the mountains. Electric transit has a long distance to go before practical in the mountains.
 

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I was in a test drive with a Proterra. Maximum speed of 25 MPH on a typical climb on a mountain route. Insufficient motor and battery pack to be useful. Unknown heat production to handle snowstorms in the mountains. Electric transit has a long distance to go before practical in the mountains.
So which model did you ride in?
https://www.proterra.com/products/

........Top Speed by Model on various grade%
........FC.FC+ XR XR+ E2
5%...59 57....40 59...57
10% 40 37....23 40...37
15% 27 26....16 27...26
 
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