The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN e.V.), an international organization developing and establishing the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the standard for charging battery-powered electric vehicles of all kinds, announced that Proterra has become its first North American electric bus company member.
Proterra said it joined CharIN to help ensure heavy-duty electric vehicle needs are considered in charging infrastructure standardization discussions domestically and around the globe. The company brings to CharIN transit design, manufacturing and charging expertise, as well as extensive real-world operations experience that will complement and supplement the CharIN roster of members and partners.
Proterra vehicles have proven themselves over more than 3.3 million miles of service using the CCS Standard, which leverages passenger market volumes for improved reliability, reduced costs and increased compatibility in yards and across transit agencies.
We’re no longer at the dawn of the electric mass transportation revolution, we’re in the midst of it. We will continue to do our part as the North American market leader and champion innovation throughout the electric mobility ecosystem.—Ryan Popple, CEO, Proterra