UQM Technologies Inc. announces the receipt of a new order from Proterra for UQM’s PowerPhase HD electric drive systems, to be manufactured and shipped in 2018. Proterra continues to build upon its leading-edge bus technology, utilizing the UQM electric powertrain system for orders in 2018. An increase in demand for Proterra vehicles signals the clear economic viability of the all-electric transit bus and is a sign of the rapidly expanding market for electric buses in North America.
“UQM E-drive systems have millions of miles on the road with Proterra, and over the years our companies have worked closely together to create some of the most advanced heavy-duty electric bus technology available in the marketplace. We are pleased to continue to support Proterra’s success with the UQM E-drive for its heavy-duty transit bus applications,” says Joe Mitchell, President and CEO of UQM Technologies Inc.