HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses has formed a strategic partnership with propane systems provider Agility Fuel Solutions.
In May, Agility announced that it had acquired the assets of CleanFuel USA, which filed for bankruptcy in April. CleanFuel USA supplied the propane delivery system for Thomas Built’s propane Saf-T-Liner C2. With the acquisition of CleanFuel USA’s assets, Agility will now offer propane systems for school buses.
“We are excited to enter into this strategic partnership with Agility Fuel Solutions,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “We have had great success working with Agility’s predecessor, CleanFuel USA, in the development of our popular Saf-T-Liner C2 propane school bus. CleanFuel USA’s propane delivery system has been instrumental in the success of our propane product, and we look forward to working with Agility to develop additional propane solutions in the near future.”
Thomas Built Buses will continue to offer the 8.0L V-8 LPG engine built specifically to run on propane in its Saf-T-Liner C2 propane model. The engine is paired with the medium-duty Allison 2300 PTS Series transmission.
“We look forward to collaborating with Thomas Built Buses,” said Kathleen Ligocki, CEO of Agility Fuel Solutions. “Through our recent acquisition of CleanFuel USA’s assets, we now are able to offer a complete propane solution for school buses across North America. Through this partnership with one of the leading school bus manufacturers, we look forward to accelerating the development and certification of some of our upcoming propane fuel systems.”