"With a rapid recharge capability and outstanding life performance, Toshiba's SCiB battery is ideally suited for zero-emission public transit"
Toshiba announced today that it has been selected as the battery supplier
the leading electric vehicle (EV) transit bus manufacturer. The new fleet
will use Toshiba's Rechargeable Batteries (SCiBT), a safe rechargeable
battery solution with high-rate performance and long-life capabilities that
is used in a wide range of applications, from EVs to grid energy storage.
"With a rapid recharge capability and outstanding life performance,
Toshiba's SCiB battery is ideally suited for zero-emission public transit,"
said Greg Mack, Vice President of Toshiba International Corporation's (TIC)
Power Electronics Division. "Toshiba has decades of experience in
transportation and we see the SCiB battery as key to expanding
environmentally-friendly modes of transportation with optimum power
performance in North America."
Proterra has led the way in creating the quietest, most fuel-efficient and
environmentally sustainable transit bus on the market today, helping cities
across the United States reduce their carbon footprints and improve quality
of life for residents. In addition to having nearly six times the fuel
economy per kilometer/mile (when translated into conventional fuels) of a
diesel bus and being a true zero-emission means of transport, Proterra buses
feature a fast charge system that takes less than 10 minutes to charge
during regularly scheduled route stops, making the buses well-suited to
"Because safety and performance are paramount to Proterra, we are very
deliberate in each part we select for our buses, putting vendors through a
rigorous qualification process," said Proterra Inc. CEO, Ryan Popple.
"Battery quality is critical to the performance of Electric Vehicles;
partnering with a world-class team like Toshiba and utilizing SCiB
technology will enable Proterra to offer its customers the
highest-performance, safest, and most reliable urban transit vehicles."
The SCiB is part of a wide range of solutions designed to enable smarter
communities. Leveraging expertise cultivated since the company's foundation,
Toshiba is committed to being a global leader in smart community solutions
that enrich the quality of life for people throughout the world. The Toshiba
Group has already participated in more than 30 smart community demonstration
projects highlighting battery storage and cloud-based solutions for social
infrastructure that satisfy the differing needs in developing and developed
countries. With a wide range of experience and know-how acquired from the
stable operation of social infrastructure over many years, Toshiba is
confident in its ability to present more effective and more sophisticated
solutions based on precise simulations and highly accurate predictions.
Toshiba's SCiB batteries have excellent thermal performance, enabling their
high-rate charging capability. The lithium-titanate chemistry contained in
SCiB makes the batteries highly resistant to thermal runaway and lithium
metal plating, providing exceptional battery safety characteristics.
SCiB products also offer minimal capacity degradation and are capable of
10,000 or more charge-discharge cycles, depending on operating conditions.
This operational life often exceeds that of the applications in which they
are used, eliminating the need for battery replacement and reducing the
environmental impact of waste batteries.
More online information about SCiB:
. SCiB Battery website
. SCiB Battery video http://youtu.be/7ffXunML8jY
. SCiB Battery white paper
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class
capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into
five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community
Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components,
and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic
Commitment of the Toshiba Group, "Committed to People, Committed to the
Future", Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing "Growth Through
Creativity and Innovation", and is contributing to the achievement of a
world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable
Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today's Toshiba is at the heart of a global
network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people
worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To
find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
About Toshiba International Corporation
TIC is a Toshiba America Inc. (TAI) Group Company, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Toshiba Corporation. TIC is headquartered in Houston, Texas and employs
approximately 2,000 people. TIC provides application solutions to a wide
range of industries including industrial, power systems, and transmission
and distribution systems. For more information about TIC, please visit
Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of clean technology and
clean energy, providing zero emission vehicles that enable bus fleet
operators to significantly reduce operating cost while delivering clean,
quiet power to the community. With unmatched durability and energy
efficiency based on rigorous industry testing at Altoona, the Proterra
product is proudly made in America and the company based in Greenville, SC.
For more information about Proterra, please visit www.proterra.com.