BUS REPORT May 2014
New Propane-fueled Saf-T-Liner C2 in Production
at Thomas Built Buses
Thomas Built Buses is pleased to announce the expansion of its green vehicle lineup with the new Saf-T-Liner C2 fueled by propane autogas. The first few propane C2 models have already been delivered to a select few customers, and Thomas Built Buses is now beginning to ramp up full production.
How is it spec'ed?
Built upon the popular Saf-T-Liner C2 model, the propane autogas C2 comes complete with an Allison 2300 PTS Series transmission and a 8.0-liter liquid propane gas (LPG) engine with fully-integrated CleanFUEL USA liquid propane injection system. The 2-tank set-up has an estimated 300-mile range with a 70-gallon capacity.
It is available with a GVWR of 33,000 lbs and has a capacity of up to 81 passengers. It is also California Air Research Board-certified and exceeds EPA 2010 emissions requirements.
Propane is less expensive than a gallon of gasoline or diesel on a BTU basis, plus propane fueling infrastructure costs less to install than other alternative fuels. Some schools may not even need to install propane fueling infrastructure as there are currently 2,500 public fueling locations across the United States.
Propane is also a green, clean-burning alternative fuel, with 20 percent less NOx and 12 percent less CO2 than gasoline. More than 90 percent of the propane used in the U.S. is domestically produced.
Looking for a different alternative fuel?
If propane isn't right for your district, there are other alternative fuels to consider. Thomas Built Buses produces a full line of buses that exceed current environmental standards, and as the demand for sustainable transportation solutions grows, Thomas Built Buses is at the forefront of offering a robust line of alternative-powered vehicles.