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New Thomas Built CNG School Bus

June 1, 2016 in CNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Order Book Is Open for the Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG

Thomas Built Buses, along with Daimler affiliate Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp have launched the compressed natural gas version of their Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus, the Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG.

Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG bus – the order book is open.

Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG bus – the order book is open.

“This will be the first compressed natural gas engine in the industry on the popular Type C product,” states a release. “Orders can now officially be placed.”

The Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG is powered by the 6.7-liter, dedicated-natural gas, spark-ignition Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G engine. The new bus is California Air Resources Board-certified and exceeds EPA 2013 emission requirements. It has an Allison 2000 series transmission.

‘Lower-Priced, Cleaner and Increasingly Abundant Fuel’

“Since we launched the Saf-T-Liner HDX CNG 20 years ago, we’ve seen how efficient and economical CNG can be for our customers,” Thomas Built president and CEO Caley Edgerly said in a release.

“We are pleased to take our ever-popular C2 model and upfit it to be used with compressed natural gas for the many school districts which are looking for a lower-priced, cleaner and increasingly abundant fuel supply,” he said, terming the Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG “a great addition to our family of alternative-fueled buses.”

‘Orders Are Rolling in Now’

“Orders are rolling in now and production is expected to begin” this month, the manufacturer says. Missouri’s North Kansas City and Blue Springs school districts are among the early takers.

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Source: Daimler/Thomas Built with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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