The Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley, powered by Proterra, can provide up to 135 miles of drive range using...

The Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley, powered by Proterra, can provide up to 135 miles of drive range using 226 kWh of onboard energy.

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Thomas Built Buses and Proterra Inc. struck a milesone with Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric school buses, which have driven more than one million miles for school districts across North America. With more than 300 electric school buses on the road, this announcement represents a major operational milestone just as historic federal funding, like the EPA’s Clean School Bus program, becomes available to drive adoption of zero-emission school buses in the United States.

“Reaching one million miles with our C2 Jouley is a testament to our commitment to sustainable transportation and the continued success of our best-in-class electric product and partnership with Proterra,” said Nick Rini, director of the Freightliner Specialty Vehicles eMobility Group. “Together, we are paving the way for a cleaner and more efficient future for our kids, communities and the transportation industry.”

TBB and Proterra offer school bus operators a comprehensive, turn-key electric vehicle program that includes EV planning and funding consultation, electric school buses, charging systems, and charging infrastructure design and installation. The Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley couples 226 kWh of onboard energy from Proterra Powered’s industry-leading battery technology to offer up to 135 miles of drive range to meet the needs of school bus fleets.

“Surpassing one million miles driven by Proterra Powered electric school buses is a major achievement on the road to an all-electric, emissions-free future,” said Chris Bailey, president of Proterra Powered & Energy.

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