Alternative Fuels

Thomas Built Buses Unveils New Type C Propane School Bus Option

Posted on July 12, 2019

Production of Thomas Built Buses' new Saf-T-Liner C2 propane school bus is expected to begin early August 2019.
Production of Thomas Built Buses' new Saf-T-Liner C2 propane school bus is expected to begin early August 2019.
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses introduced its new Saf-T-Liner C2 propane school bus equipped with the Driveforce 8.8L LPG engine on Friday.

The new engine, produced by Powertrain Solutions Integration (PSI), offers high torque for hill-climbing power while maintaining lower engine speeds, according to a news release from the school bus manufacturer.

“We are happy to offer this new propane option for our customers,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “As our continued commitment to stand behind the latest in safety and efficiency technologies in our industry, this engine, which was designed specifically for propane fuel, offers customers uncompromising power and performance with maximum fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions.”

The new Saf-T-Liner C2 propane school bus can be paired with the Allison 2500 or 2550 PTS transmission, and is available in a 70- or 100-gallon fuel tank configuration, according to the manufacturer. The propane bus is also California Air Research Board-certified in all 50 states.

Production of the Saf-T-Liner C2 propane bus is expected to begin early August 2019, according to Thomas Built Buses.

Related Topics: alternative fuels, engines, propane, Thomas Built Buses

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