ABC, Proterra Open North America’s Largest Coach Charging Facility 


ABC COMPANIES AND PROTERRA have opened the largest electric motorcoach charging facility in North America, developed in collaboration with local utility provider Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). Located on a 3.5-acre campus in Newark, CA, the facility is equipped to charge up to 40 electric coaches with 20 dual-cable EV charging dispensers and can support up to 1.4 megawatts of EV charging power. 

“In under two years, over 20 percent of our motorcoach sales are now battery-electric vehicles,” said Roman Cornell, CEO, ABC Companies. “However, the rapid growth in our commercial EV sales requires a corresponding charging infrastructure capable of handling the size and power requirements of these vehicles. Therefore, ABC has chosen to invest strategically to support the vehicles already in operation. Through partnerships with industry leaders, we proudly complete our EV Ecosystem, supporting and sustaining e-mobility, while serving our customers and their communities.” 

“Proterra is driven by sustainability and innovation,” said Chris Bailey, chief business officer. “The close collaboration among Proterra, ABC Companies and PG&E’s EV Fleet Program stakeholders was key to the launch of this innovative charging facility.” 

“PG&E is proud to support the coach vehicle electrification efforts of ABC Companies through the EV Fleet Program,” said Lydia Krefta, PG&E director for clean energy transportation. “This project aligns with our core focus of proactively preparing the grid for the future, increasing access to charging infrastructure and supporting electric transportation adoption through rates, rebates, tools and education. PG&E is committed to providing simple and affordable clean transportation programs and incentives that help redefine the energy landscape to support California’s clean air and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and