BURLINGAME, Calif., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edison Awards, honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, has announced that Proterra was voted the Gold Winner for innovation in Electric Energy & Propulsion Systems at an awards ceremony held in New York City. Ryan Popple, CEO, Proterra, accepted the award and joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world's most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2016 Edison Award winners.
"We are honored to be the Edison Award champion in our category and salute our fellow silver and bronze winners, ChargePoint and Caterpillar," said Ryan Popple, CEO of Proterra. "As communities reduce dependency on fossil fuels and adopt zero-emission, battery-electric transit that provides clean, quiet transportation for all, this Edison Award further recognizes the strong market demand for EVs and the momentum to create a healthier planet."
Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.
"Our judges recognized Proterra as a true innovator out of the many products in the Transportation and Logistics category," said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.
The nominees for the Edison Awards™ were judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.
About the Edison Awards™ The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
About Proterra: Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission vehicles that enable bus fleet operators to significantly reduce operating costs while delivering clean, quiet transportation to the community. Proterra has sold more than 155 vehicles to 16 different transit agencies throughout North America. Proterra's configurable EV platform, battery and charging options make its buses well-suited for a wide range of transit and campus routes. With unmatched durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous U.S. certification testing, Proterra products are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley and South Carolina. For more information visit: http://www.proterra.com/ and follow us on Twitter @Proterra_Inc.