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Source: Proterra

Electric Bus Breaks Record And Travels 1,000 Miles On Single Charge

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Large vehicles are continuing to get the electrical treatment and setting records while doing so. The world’s biggest electric dump truck, for example, can carry over 65 tons of weight. Now, a 40-foot bus is able to travel over 1,000 miles. What does this mean? It also broke a single record for going the furthest distance while on a single charge.

Proterra created the Catalyst E2, an EV which holds one of the bigger battery capacities among electric vehicles with 660 kilowatt-hours of energy storage. On a full charge, it's able to travel 1,102 miles when fueled at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana. The new record continues a trend of Proterra improving on their bus range. They recorded 603 miles with a vehicle that held 440 kilowatt-hours of energy storage last year.