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Posted on November 15, 2017

Daimler introduces first all-electric school bus in the US

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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.
 
 
Source and top image: Daimler
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