Gareth Joyce, CEO of ProterraFive years ago, Proterra opened our first battery manufacturing plant in Burlingame to build electric vehicle (EV) batteries for electric transit buses and other commercial vehicles. This commitment to electrifying commercial vehicles is not only cutting pollution, it’s creating jobs and modernizing manufacturing in places like Burlingame. The California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program enabled our company to install advanced manufacturing equipment for EV battery pack production. These early investments in California have created a burgeoning industry in commercial vehicle electrification, built by workers here in our communities. Today, electric vehicles powered by Proterra have displaced more than 100 million pounds of carbon emissions.