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On 7/1/2021 at 1:37 PM, richard_carrera11 said:

04158 freshly painted in the CNG livery

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I thought the nabis with series 50 engines were all being retired? Do you know why they decided to repaint this one, and if any more will be repainted?

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On 6/22/2021 at 7:41 PM, GojiMet86 said:

Miami will acquire 42 Proterra ZX5+ buses, along with 75 Proterra chargers.

 

https://www.proterra.com/press-release/miami-fleet-electrification/

 

Proterra and Miami-Dade County Announce Landmark EV Technology Project for Fleet Electrification
June 22, 2021

  • Miami-Dade to install one of the largest fleet charging systems in the U.S. with 75 Proterra chargers across three bus depots
  • Miami-Dade’s purchase of 42 Proterra electric transit buses brings its fleet to 75 Proterra buses
  • With 19 megawatt hours of battery storage capacity and nine megawatts of EV charging power, the project demonstrates Proterra’s ability to offer full fleet electrification technology solutions to commercial vehicle customers


Miami – Proterra Inc (NASDAQ: PTRA) (“Proterra” or “the Company”), a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Miami-Dade County today announced a landmark fleet electrification project with the County acquiring 42 Proterra ZX5+ electric transit buses, featuring a total of 19 megawatt hours of battery storage capacity, along with plans to install 75 Proterra chargers across three bus depots. The first electric buses are slated to be delivered in 2022.

Today’s announcement builds on Miami’s commitment to transportation electrification by expanding its fleet to include an additional 42 buses – bringing the total to 75 electric transit buses from Proterra, one of the largest fleets of 40-foot electric transit buses in the United States. At nine megawatts of power, the project is also one of the largest fleet charging installations in North America.

The partnership demonstrates Proterra’s ability to deliver a comprehensive, full scale deployment of commercial electric vehicle fleets with its EV technology solutions. This includes Proterra’s industry-leading commercial vehicle battery systems, electric transit buses, and fleet charging infrastructure.

“Miami-Dade County has long been a leader in advancing forward-looking clean technology solutions. We are delighted to build on our partnership together and drive the county’s switch to zero-emission, electric transportation with our EV technology,” said Jack Allen, Proterra CEO.

“This is a major step forward in Miami-Dade County’s commitment to incorporate clean, renewable energy to protect our environment and offer better transportation options,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “With these new electric buses, Miami-Dade will lead the way with the largest sustainable transportation fleet in Florida and one of the largest in the nation.”

@GojiMet86 the first pilot 2021 Proterra ZX5 Electric Bus was delivered late from this past August (was expected to be delivered from July for pilot testing) and the fleet number is E21189. The rest of 74 remaining electric buses will arrive by next year. 32 (E21190-E21221) will be delivered by  January 2022. A total of 10 Proterra buses are scheduled to be placed into service on the State Road 836 Express bus route and according to Miami Today website, none will run on the South Dade Transitway being upgraded for “gold standard” bus rapid transit (BRT). 

236633807_1973696446118558_4203359761299 2021 Proterra ZX5 Electric Bus from August 2021. It will be delivered in the CNG Livery what is similar to CNG New Flyer and Gilligs and it features blue lighting bolt with the white drop cord with the plug attached to it saying 100% Electric. This unit features rear windows since the Optima Opus, GM and Flxible New Looks and Am General Metropolitans. 

240818530_4734277553289225_7163285205943 @richard_carrera11 and the orange turn signals lamps for the top section of the rear of this bus is missing 

 

 

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