US-based electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Proterra has introduced its second generation all-electric bus, The Proterra Solution.

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The new EV bus is claimed to be the company’s first 40 foot model that weighs less than any other transit bus and offers better fuel efficiency.

Proterra said the model also features a fast-charge system that keeps the bus on the road with no requirement to take them out of service for long charging periods.

Proterra marketing vice president Heidi McNary said, "The Proterra Solution allows us to incorporate key learnings from our buses’ years in revenue service on routes across the U.S. to improve upon our already strong and proven EV tradition."

"With first mover advantage in the marketplace, this next-generation product incorporates industry insight that enables us to uniquely respond to the performance requirements and operational needs of transit customers," McNary added.

"Proterra has shown the industry that EV not only works, but offers the lowest total cost of ownership and most environmentally-friendly option for communities everywhere."

"In short, just as its name implies, the Proterra Solution was designed to solve many of the pressing challenges facing today’s cities."

Image: Proterra’s new light weighted EV bus. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.