Electric School Bus Offerings Vie to be Teacher’s Pet

By Evan Williams Daimler’s Thomas Built Buses has just revealed their first electric bus, and it arrives as more districts are making the jump to electric transport.
The Saf-T-liner C2 Electric Bus official name is a bit of a mouthful. So Thomas gave it a more kid-friendly name. Jouley, named for the unit of energy the joule.
The new bus has a 100-mile range thanks to a 160 kilowatt-hour battery pack. If that’s not enough, optional packs are available for a longer range. Jouley uses Daimler’s electric vehicle resources to add zero-emission power to a traditional 81 seat bus.
Thomas expects production to start in 2019.

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