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Thermal event detection and management system for an electric vehicle

A method of controlling the battery system of an electric vehicle includes detecting a thermal event in a first battery pack of a plurality of battery packs of the battery system, and at least partially powering down the electric vehicle automatically in response to the detected thermal event. The method may also include initiating a thermal rejection scheme in response to the detected thermal event.. ... Proterra Inc

Battery system cooling

An electric vehicle may include a battery system with a plurality of battery packs electrically connected together. Each battery pack of the plurality of battery packs may include a plurality of battery cells. ... Proterra Inc

Battery system of an electric vehicle

A method of operating an electric vehicle having a battery system with a first battery module and a second battery module includes sending a triggering signal. And, in response to the triggering signal, selectively dissipating energy from the first battery module without dissipating energy from the second battery module.. ... Proterra Inc

Systems and methods for charging an electric vehicle at a charging station

Systems and methods for charging an electric bus having a charging interface on its roof may include determining that an approaching bus is supposed to be charged at the charging station, lowering the charging head of the charging station to land on the roof of the bus, and moving the bus with the charge head on its roof to engage the charging head with the charging interface.. . ... Proterra Inc

Method of docking an electric vehicle for charging

A method of docking an electric vehicle with a charging station includes periodically transmitting data from the vehicle to the charging station. The transmitted data may include a distance travelled by the vehicle location towards the charging station and its speed. ... Proterra Inc

Multi-protocol charge port for an electric bus

A method of charging an electric vehicle at a charging station includes electrically connecting the charging station to the vehicle. The charging station may be configured to charge the vehicle using a charging station charge protocol and the vehicle may be configured to receive the charge using a vehicle charge protocol. ... Proterra Inc

Low-floor electric vehicle

The invention provides for a high occupancy or heavy-duty vehicle with a battery propulsion power source, which may include lithium titanate batteries. The vehicle may be all-battery or may be a hybrid, and may have a composite body. ... Proterra Inc

Vehicle accessibility system

A vehicle accessibility system may include an interior ramp panel movable between a first position and a second position; a first floor panel movable between a lowered position and a raised position; and a second floor panel movable between a horizontal position and a tilted position.. . ... Proterra Inc

Charging systems for electric vehicles

This disclosure provides systems and methods for charging a vehicle. A vehicle and charging station can be designed such that an electric or hybrid vehicle can operate in a fashion similar to a conventional vehicle by being opportunity charged throughout a known route.. ... Proterra Inc

Electric vehicle charging to reduce utility cost

A method for controlling the charging of one or more electric vehicles at one or more charging stations in a geographic locality includes determining if the charging event of an electric vehicle of the one or more electric vehicles increases a demand billing rate. The demand billing rate may be a cost per unit of energy in the locality. ... Proterra Inc

Battery system of an electric vehicle

A battery system for an electric vehicle includes a container having a lid and a plurality of battery cells housed in the container. Each battery cell of the plurality of battery cells may include a pair of tabs to electrically connect to the battery cell, a printed circuit board housed in the container, and a pair of contact elements. ... Proterra Inc

Method of docking an electric vehicle for charging

A method of docking an electric vehicle at a charging station may include identifying the vehicle as it approaches the charging station and transmitting a distance parameter from the charging station to the vehicle. The distance parameter may be a measure of distance. ... Proterra Inc

Charge head landing switch

A charging station for charging an electric vehicle may include a charge head movably attached to a charge head assembly and at least one head landing switch including a lever and a contact element. A first end of the lever may be rotatably coupled to the charge head and an opposite second end of the lever may be rotatably coupled to the contact element. ... Proterra Inc

Braking system of a heavy-duty vehicle

A heavy-duty electric vehicle having a pneumatic brake may include at least one electric motor configured to propel the vehicle, and a battery system configured to provide power to the at least one electric motor. The battery system may be configured to be recharged by regenerative braking of the vehicle. ... Proterra Inc

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Battery system cooling

An electric vehicle may include a battery system with a plurality of battery packs electrically connected together. Each battery pack of the plurality of battery packs may include a plurality of battery cells. ... Proterra Inc








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