The North American Daimler subsidiary Thomas Built Buses introduced its first all-electric school bus for series production.
Starting in 2019, the “Saf-T-Liner C2 Electric Bus“ or short „Jouley“ will drive up to 81 kids all over America to school – safely, quietly and emission-free. The160kWh battery provides a range of up to 160 kilometers. Additional battery packs are optional and offer a higher range. During the development of the Saf-T-Liner C2 Electric Bus Thomas Built Buses was able to draw upon Daimler’s electric technology resources.
Thomas Built Buses was founded in 1916 and is world renowned for its legendary yellow school buses from films and television. With a market share of 38.7 percent Thomas Built Buses is the leading manufacturer of school buses in North America.
It is a great idea to electrify more and more the fleet of school buses, since they tend to run on repeated and well-controlled routes, also making the same mileage every day. In addition, surely, young people, who are already getting used to electric vehicles, silent and non-polluting, knowing that they will mostly buy these vehicles as soon as they have a driving license, will enjoy a more ecological and less noisy trip. With the great efforts that are currently made to introduce electric buses of all kinds we calculate that within a few years our public transport will be much greener.