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Electric School Bus

Saf-T-Liner® C2 "Jouley" Electric School Bus. The future is just around the corner.

Thomas Built Buses has been moving the industry forward for more than 100 years. Now we’re driving it in a whole new way with Jouley, the first generation Saf-T-Liner® C2 electric bus.

Named after the joule unit of energy, Jouley is our first electric school bus and a working example of not only how important electric vehicles are to us, but how important they are to Thomas Built Buses as a whole. It’s emissions-free, noise pollution-free and fossil fuel-free, helping you save operating costs — and maybe even the planet. Ideal for in-town routes, Jouley is the latest chapter in our joint commitment with TBB to providing proven, sustainable solutions today. And tomorrow.

  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 81

  • Range: Up-to 100 miles with option for extended range

  • Charge Time: 8 hours average charge time utilizing standard J1772 chargers

  • Engine: All-electric bus

  • Battery Energy: ~100-160kWh

  • Vehicle Performance: On par with conventional vehicle

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On board for a greener, cleaner future?

See how Jouley moves us all forward.


  • Safety-first construction with reliable, fault-tolerant design
  • Specialized battery packaging for increased safety
  • Zero vehicle emissions, reduces exposure to harmful emissions and improves health of the students and greater community
  • Quiet operations eliminate driver distractions and increases awareness of what’s going on inside the bus


  • Full OEM vehicle performance
  • Top speed of 65 mph
  • No transmission/shifting
  • 0-60 mph acceleration in 45 seconds
  • Regenerative braking
  • Automated drive cycles require no change to driver behavior
  • Full charge in less than 8 hours with standard chargers


  • Vehicle control software interfaces with critical vehicle systems. Includes fault detection and related management features
  • Optimizes battery economy while maintaining performance
  • Telematics system provides real-time fleet tracking, management and vehicle diagnostics
  • Over-the-air software updates


  • Integrated exportable power enables the transfer of stored energy on board the bus for use in opportunistic V2G applications


  • Comprehensive vehicle monitoring via telematics
  • Predictive and real-time vehicle diagnostics for fleet manager
  • PowerSave/Economy mode to extend range when required


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