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Proterra to supply batteries for Shyft Group for Blue Arc EV chassis

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Proterra Inc. has announced a strategic, multi-year supply agreement with The Shyft Group to power its Blue Arc purpose-built electric delivery van and EV chassis with Proterra’s battery technology.

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Proterra Powered battery systems are designed and manufactured in the United States and have an energy density to meet the demands of commercial vehicle applications. The Proterra Powered H-Series battery system will provide the Blue Arc electric delivery van with an approximate range of 150 to 175 miles on a single charge with the opportunity to enhance range through expanded battery options.

Proterra battery systems feature a customizable design to increase flexibility for commercial vehicle manufacturers, the company says. The compact H-Series battery system powering the Blue Arc electric delivery van and EV chassis was designed to package between truck frame rails. Proterra battery systems are manufactured with safety mechanisms built directly into the battery architecture, the company says.

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The Blue Arc delivery van is a 100% battery-electric Class-3 commercial delivery vehicle designed for high-frequency, last-mile delivery fleets. With a high degree of configurability, the all-electric Blue Arc chassis is adaptable to last-mile delivery, work truck, mass transit, recreational vehicle and other emerging EV markets. Production of the first Blue Arc delivery vans is expected to begin by mid-2023.

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