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The electric bus company, which has been hailed by the Biden administration as the future of mass transportation, has seen its stock plummet in the last month as reports pile up about problems with its product. In Philadelphia, mechanical failures and weak battery performance forced city officials to shelve buses received as recently as 2019. In Duluth, Minnesota, the buses were taken off the road because their brakes couldn't handle the city's hills. The publicly known failings of Proterra's buses have not deterred key members of the Biden administration, including the president himself, from touting the company on multiple occasions.
Proterra Bus Fire Prompts California Agency to Consider Shelving Electric Bus Fleet - Washington Free Beacon
A nearly $1 million electric bus manufactured by Proterra caught fire while charging in a southern California city that is now considering taking the fleet of electric buses off the road, according to government records.