The Minotour® propane bus
Efficient fuel. Efficient size.
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.
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