WFB: A slump in stock price and reports about Proterra’s costly electric buses underperforming across the country have sent the Biden administration’s favorite electric battery company into damage-control mode, retaining a top-flight defamation lawyer and inveighing against “partisan blogs” like the Washington Free Beacon and the taxpayer-funded NPR.
Proterra, the electric bus company linked to several Biden administration officials and top Democrats, has retained the services of high-profile attorney Erik Connolly, the company said. A Proterra spokesman said Connolly was hired to “address some recent false and defamatory publications about the company.” Proterra also published a statement Monday night that sought to set the “record straight about mischaracterizations about our Company in recent partisan news blogs that are opposed to the widespread adoption of zero-emission vehicles.”
It is unclear whether Proterra’s reference to “partisan news blogs” refers to the taxpayer-funded NPR or the Free Beacon.
Proterra said that reports about its bus failures have been “twisted into an indictment of battery-electric technology,” that the problems are limited to its “first-generation buses,” and that its battery technology has never directly caused a fire. more