Proterra, a provider of heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has agreed to procure 18 Proterra Catalyst E2 vehicles to support a 100% electric airport shuttle service at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA), the company said.
Six of the battery-electric buses are already in service at JFK, with LGA and EWR to each deploy six more in 2019.
The JFK introduction expands Proterras electric vehicle footprint across the East Coast, supporting New York and New Jerseys goals of increasing transportation resilience, reducing congestion and improving air quality. Earlier this year, Proterra delivered five Catalyst buses to New York MTA under a three-year lease program, as part of MTAs first deployment of electric buses.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agencys network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than USD 23 billion in annual wages and USD 80 billion in annual economic activity.
Proterra enables bus fleet operators to reduce operating costs while delivering clean, quiet transportation to local communities across North America.