Brian Eckhouse

Business, Technology, Fuel

Proterra Eyes US Battery-Cell Facility Within Next Few Years

Proterra battery packs. (Proterra) Proterra battery packs. (Proterra)

Proterra Inc., the electric-bus and battery maker that joined the Nasdaq Global Select Market, is planning a domestic battery-cell manufacturing facility within the next few years.

Brian Eckhouse | Bloomberg News
June 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler Trucks-Backed Proterra to Go Public Through ArcLight SPAC

The Van Hool CX45E electric coach, powered by a 676 kWh Proterra battery. (Van Hool) The Van Hool CX45E electric coach, powered by a Proterra battery. (Van Hool)

Proterra Inc., which makes electric buses and batteries, agreed to go public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company ArcLight Clean Transition Corp.

Brian Eckhouse | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

In Shift to Electric Buses, China Is Ahead of US

Electric Buses An electric bus charges. (Getty Images)

Plodding down DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn is a bus moving under the power of an eerily quiet motor. It looks newer than most buses on the route, with a vivid digital display facing the driver and doors that part with a futuristic pneumatic swoosh. Commuters trundling aboard at rush hour don’t seem to realize this is one of the few electric buses—300 last year, to be exact—in America.

Brian Eckhouse | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2019
Business, Technology

Volkswagen to Use Tesla Batteries at Car-Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc.’s battery systems will be installed at more than 100 electric-vehicle U.S. charging stations this year.

Brian Eckhouse | Bloomberg News
February 4, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Car Pioneers Are Slowing Down After Crashes

Google self-driving car Google self-driving car (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

A series of high-profile accidents involving self-driving cars is slowing the mad rush into the autonomous-vehicle business, according to a report issued May 2.

Brian Eckhouse | Bloomberg News
May 2, 2018