The buses will be manufactured at Proterra’s East Coast manufacturing facility in Greenville. CATbus is using a $3.9 million grant from the Federal Highway and Transit Administration’s Low- to No-Emissions Program. The 10 buses will work alongside the six Proterra electric buses already in service in the city of Seneca.
"As part of our vision at CATbus, we are committed over the next eight years to expand upon projects that reduce energy consumption and increase access to clean, efficient mass transit. The integration of these 10 Proterra electric buses into our fleet is a big step in making this happen," said Keith Moody, interim general manager of CATbus, in a news release.
CATbus purchased the six Proterra buses in 2015 and made Seneca the first city in the U.S. to operate an all-electric bus fleet.
"With Greenville as our home in South Carolina, we couldn't be more pleased to expand our footprint in the Upstate region with CATbus," said Ryan Popple, president and CEO of Proterra.
CATbus serves the cities of Clemson and Seneca as well as the towns of Central and Pendleton.