Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, will deploy two new 40' Proterra Catalyst E2 vehicles to shuttle employees between BGE’s headquarters in downtown Baltimore and its Spring Gardens campus in south Baltimore.
These two new electric shuttles will displace more than 11,000 gallons of diesel and eliminate more than 480,000 pounds of greenhouse gas (CO2e) emissions annually.
The procurement was funded in part by a $20,000 voucher per bus provided by the Maryland Freedom Fleet Voucher Program. These are the first electric buses to receive this voucher from the State of Maryland.
Designed for efficiency and manufactured for durability, Proterra’s 40' Catalyst E2 series achieves 22 MPGe, while conventional diesel buses average 3.86 MPG. These buses will utilize Combined Charging System (CCS) plug-in DC fast chargers, enabling interoperability with multiple vehicle types, including passenger cars and trucks to utilize the same charging equipment and ultimately lower infrastructure costs for all electric vehicles.
This heavy-duty electric vehicle shuttle program will inform future Baltimore Gas and Electric decisions on EV fleet integration, interoperable charging infrastructure and EV rate design, ultimately supporting a statewide electrification strategy. Currently, BGE offers its electric vehicle customers a reduced electric rate during off-peak hours to save EV drivers more money on their monthly electricity bill.