A photo of a Proterra Powered battery and logos from Daimler Truck North America and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

Daimler Truck North America said Proterra battery technology will power the Freightliner Custom Chassis MT50e.

Source: DTNA

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) has picked Proterra to provide the batteries that will power Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation’s (FCCC) all-electric MT50e last-mile delivery truck.

Since 2018, Proterra and Daimler Truck North America have collaborated to electrify commercial vehicles utilizing Proterra’s battery technology.

Designed and manufactured in the United States, Proterra’s innovative battery platform offers industry-leading energy density, durability, performance, and safety systems – enabling Proterra EV batteries to be the premium choice for commercial vehicles and industrial equipment, DTNA said.

Protera is also partnered with DTNA to power Thomas Built Buses’ next-generation, all-electric, Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley school bus.

“As we recharge our mission in 2024, partnership is key to help power the shift to electrification. We look forward to expanding our collaborations with global leaders like Daimler Truck North America to electrify commercial vehicles and industrial applications with our premium battery technology,” said Chris Bailey, acting CEO of Proterra.

Kevin Bangston, president and CEO of both FCCC and Thomas Built Buses, said customers have seen great success with the integration of the battery solution in both the trucks and the buses.

“This success continues to play out as more milestones are surpassed, including more than 1,000 Jouleys delivered and nearly 4 million EV miles driven,” said Bangston.

Together, the companies have delivered more than 1,000 Thomas Built Buses electric school buses and FCCC MT50e last-mile delivery vehicles to school districts and fleet operators across North America, powered by Proterra’s battery technology.

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