Saf-T-Liner® C2 "Jouley" Electric School Bus

Thomas Built Buses has been moving the industry forward for more than 100 years. Now we’re driving it in a whole new way with Jouley, the first generation Saf-T-Liner® C2 electric bus. Named after the joule unit of energy, Jouley is our first electric school bus and a working example of not only how important electric vehicles are to us, but how important they are to Thomas Built Buses as a whole. It’s emissions-free, noise pollution-free and fossil fuel-free, helping you save operating costs — and maybe even the planet. Ideal for in-town routes, Jouley is the latest chapter in our joint commitment with TBB to providing proven, sustainable solutions today. And tomorrow.

The future is just around the corner

Electric School Bus

Body Specifications

Passenger capacity

Up to 81

Range

Up-to 100 miles with option for extended range

Engine

All-electric bus

Battery Energy

100-160kWh

Vehicle Performance

On par with conventional vehicle

Charge Time

8 hours average charge time utilizing standard J1772 chargers

On board for a greener, cleaner future? See how Jouley moves us all forward.

Safe Design

SAFE DESIGN

Cleanest-burning alternative fuel

Specialized battery packaging for increased safety

Zero vehicle emissions, reduces exposure to harmful emissions and improves health of the students and greater community

Quiet operations eliminate driver distractions and increases awareness of what’s going on inside the bus

Performance

PERFORMANCE

Full OEM vehicle performance

Top speed of 65 mph

No transmission/shifting

0-60 mph acceleration in 45 seconds

Regenerative braking

Automated drive cycles require no change to driver behavior

Full charge in less than 8 hours with standard chargers

Software Technology

SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES

Vehicle control software interfaces with critical vehicle systems. Includes fault detection and related management features

Optimizes battery economy while maintaining performance

Telematics system provides real-time fleet tracking, management and vehicle diagnostics

Over-the-air software updates

Power Export

POWER EXPORT

Integrated exportable power enables the transfer of stored energy on board the bus for use in opportunistic V2G applications

Serviceability

SERVICE

Comprehensive vehicle monitoring via telematics

Predictive and real-time vehicle diagnostics for fleet manager

PowerSave/Economy mode to extend range when required