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The Minotour® propane bus

Efficient fuel. Efficient size.

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Propane is the world's most popular clean-burning alternative fuel. In North America we have an abundant domestic supply. And it's 40% less expensive than a gallon of gasoline or diesel on a btu basis. So it just makes sense to consider propane for school bus fleets. Setting up the infrastructure is an easy and relatively low-cost proposition.

Propane-fueled vehicles perform.

You can expect exceptional power and quiet operation from your Thomas Built Buses propane-fueled Minotour® bus. The fully-integrated fuel system is also backed by GM's warranty and service network. And this Minotour bus is available with popular options like a wheelchair lift and air conditioning.

Fast Facts

Seating Capacity
  • Up to 30
Wheelbase
  • 159"
GVWR
  • 14,200 lbs.
Transmission
  • 6-speed automatic
Engine
  • GM 6.0L LPG with liquid propane injection system
Power
  • 332 hp @ 4700 rpm
  • Torque – 370 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Warranty
  • 5-year/100,000-mile transferable powertrain limited warranty and 3-year/36,000-mile limited bumper-to-bumper warranty
Fuel Tank
  • 3-tank system, estimated 315 mile maximum range; gas gallon equivalent of 35 gallons

Propane Autogas Benefits

CARB-certified and exceeds EPA 2010 emissions requirements
Abundant domestic supply of propane. More than 90% of the US's propane autogas is produced in the U.S.
Propane autogas is the most widely used alternative fuel in the world
Up to 40% less expensive than a gallon of gasoline on a btu basis
Green, clean-burning alternative fuel with 20% less NOx and 12% less CO2 than gasoline
Fully-integrated fuel system
Horsepower and torque ratings result in exceptional power performance
Quiet and smooth drive
Easy and relatively low-cost fueling setup at fleet location

At Thomas Built Buses, passenger safety is our number one priority. Every bus we manufacture meets or exceeds all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for school buses.

Propane Autogas Safety Features

  • Tanks are 20 times more puncture resistant than gasoline or diesel tanks
  • Low working pressure of 150-250 psi
  • Narrow flammability range
  • Non-toxic, non-poisonous and insoluble in water
  • Tanks are located between the frame rails with a safety cage
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