Saf-T-Liner - C2 Jouley Electric School Bus

Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley Electric Type C2 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

C2 Jouley Electric School Bus - Buswest

Body Specifications

Passenger capacity

Up to 81


Up-to 100 miles with option for extended range


All-electric bus

Battery Energy


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


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



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


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


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



Comprehensive vehicle monitoring via telematics

Predictive and real-time vehicle diagnostics for fleet manager

PowerSave/Economy mode to extend range when required