I’ve always believed that the big breakthrough in public transit would come from eliminating the restrictions of a fixed power grid. So, the Proterra battery-powered bus might be the right direction.
Electric cars might be sexier. But Ryan Popple, who was an early employee at Tesla, is now convinced that electric buses are more interesting.
Proterra, the startup Popple runs, designed a sleek new electric bus that drove 258 miles on a single charge in a recent test. That’s farther than most tiny electric cars can go and also farther than a daily city bus route.