Daimler introduces its first all-electric school bus in the US
north american daimler subsidiary, thomas built buses introduces its first all-electric school bus for series production. starting in 2019, the ‘SAF-T-liner C2’ electric bus, or ‘jouley’ for short will drive up to 81 children across america to school – safely, quietly and emission-free.
daimler’s 160 kWh battery provides a range of up to 160 kilometers, while additional battery packs are optional and offer a higher range. during the development phase of the ‘SAF-T-liner C2’ thomas built buses was able to draw upon the german corporation’s electric technology resources. the leading manufacturer of school buses in north america was founded in 1916 and is renowned for its iconic yellow school buses from films and television.