Battery specialist Proterra reached an agreement with U.S.-based car manufacturer The Shyft Group in order to supply battery modules for their Blue Arc purpose-built electric delivery van and EV chassis. 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.
The compact H-Series battery system powering the Blue Arc electric delivery van and EV chassis was designed to package between truck frame rails. 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.
Proterra and The Shyft Group on a long-term agreement
«Partnering with Proterra provides Blue Arc with an industry-leading battery source that offers proven technology for our truly commercial grade EV solutions», said Daryl Adams, President and CEO, The Shyft Group. «We are pleased to have them committed to a long-term relationship to ensure the stability and flexibility required as we grow this business».
«Electrifying delivery vans means cleaner air in our neighborhoods where we live and work, protecting the health of our families and communities», added Gareth Joyce, Proterra CEO. «Proterra is delighted to bring our proven, best-in-class battery technology to Blue Arc to help power the transition to zero-emission delivery and commercial vehicles».