Daimler introduces first all-electric school bus in the United States

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School buses are going green, following in the footsteps of passenger cars with zero emissions. The North American Daimler subsidiary Thomas Built Buses introduced its first all-electric school bus for series production.

The “ Saf-T-Liner C2 Electric Bus“ or short „Jouley“ will be able to transport up to 81 students all over America to school, starting 2019. The manufacturer promises a safe, quiet and emission-free travel.

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The 160kWh battery of the iconic bus provides a range of up to 160 kilometers. There are yet additional battery packs, that supply 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, a subsidiaru of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, was founded in 1916 and is world renowned for its legendary yellow school buses from films and television. Producing buses in High Point, North Carolina and selling them through independently owned dealerships throughout North America, with a market share of 38.7 percent Thomas Built Buses is the leading manufacturer of school buses in North America (YtD 08/2017).