Thomas Built Buses' New Saf-T-Liner® C2 All Electric School Bus Turning Heads

Thomas Built Buses, the leading manufacturer of school buses, is making waves with its new Saf-T-Liner C2(R) Jouley(TM) electric school bus, powered by Proterra electric vehicle technology. With interest across the nation, districts can’t wait to pair the nation’s most popular school bus with electric power.

Equipped with the same vehicle quality, durability, performance, safety and comfort as the popular Saf-T-Liner C2, Jouley has a quiet operation and zero emissions. Jouley also offers 220 kWh of total energy capacity and can charge in about three hours with the Proterra DC charging system. It has an operating range of up to 120 miles.

Plus, Thomas Built Buses is the only OEM to offer schools a comprehensive, turnkey solution of electric school buses, custom-designed DC fast chargers from Proterra, and electrical infrastructure project management.

“We already have orders in hand from a number of school districts with waves of interest coming from others across the United States,” said Edgerly. “As we near commercial production of our electric bus next year, we are continuing to explore additional ways to leverage this new electric powertrain with features and innovations that will make electric school buses even more feasible for the school bus market.”

 The commercial production of Jouley begins in 2020.