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Thomas Built Type C CNG Deliveries Begin

July 29, 2016 in CNG, Fleet Order, milestones, NGVs, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

North Kansas City Is Taking 110 of the New Units:
All Funding Via Daimler Financial with No Grants

Daimler’s Thomas Built Buses is celebrating the sale – and start of deliveries – of 110 of its new Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG school buses to the North Kansas City School District.

Thomas Built C2 CNG: 220 & Counting

June 3, 2016 in ACT Expo 2015, CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Lots of Orders for New Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG School Bus

Thomas Built Buses has released further details about orders for its new compressed natural gas-fueled Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG school bus, which is entering production this month. updated June 6 and July 28 (corrected North Kansas City bus count)

Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG bus – the orders are rolling in.

Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG bus – the orders are rolling in.

“This will be the first compressed natural gas engine in the industry on the popular Type C product,” the company says (F&F, June 1).

Orders already in hand include

  • 110 Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG buses for North Kansas City (as well as 14 Type A Minter buses);
  • 25 for Blue Springs, Mo. (east of Kansas City); and
  • 71 for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The new Type C school bus is powered by the 6.7-liter, dedicated-natural gas, spark-ignition Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G engine. The engine was formally unveiled at ACT Expo 2015 in Dallas last year (F&F, May 5, 2015).

The new Thomas built buses have G-Stor Pro brand Type III CNG fuel cylinders by Luxfer.

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Source: Thomas Built Buses with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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