Commercial EV specialist Proterra will provide battery technology for a new generation of electric buses made by Turkish commercial vehicle manufacturer Anadolu Isuzu.
Anadolu Isuzu operates in the medium-size bus and truck segments, and sells in around 50 countries, mostly in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company recently took its first 8-meter NovoCiti VOLT electric bus on a demo tour across Europe.
Under the newly announced collaboration, Anadolu Isuzu will incorporate Proterra’s battery technology into its new 12-meter and 18-meter Citi VOLT electric bus models. The Proterra battery system will enable driving ranges between 200 and 405 km.
“The climate crisis can have far reaching ramifications in the medium and long term. That’s why we are going to continue to work on many [electric vehicle] development projects including midibus and truck projects. In line with our vision, I’m delighted to be working with a world-class innovation partner such as Proterra.” said Tuğrul Arıkan, General Manager of Anadolu Isuzu.
“The technology powering Proterra’s proven fleet of transit buses in North America can work for communities across Europe, too. We share the vision for a healthier environment with the team at Anadola Isuzu and look forward to helping power more clean, quiet electric vehicles around the world,” said Gareth Joyce, President of Proterra.