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The Saf-T-Liner® C2 Propane Bus

This green bus is also friendly to your budget.

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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 about 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 Saf-T-Liner® C2 bus. And this bus is available with popular options like wheelchair lifts and air-conditioning.

Fast Facts

Seating Capacity
  • Up to 81
  • 219", 238", 259", 279"
  • Up to 33,000 GVWR
  • Allison 2300 PTS Series
  • 8.0L V-8 LPG by Powertrain Integration with liquid propane injection system by CleanFUEL USA
Engine Warranty
  • 5 years/100,000 miles
  • HP: 339 hp @ 4100 rpm
  • Torque: 495 lb-ft @ 3100 rpm
Fuel Tank
  • 2-tank system, estimated 300 mile range; gas gallon equivalent of 70 gallons

Propane Autogas Benefits

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 60% less expensive than a gallon of diesel on a btu basis
Horsepower and torque ratings result in exceptional power performance
Quiet and smooth drive
Easy and relatively low-cost fueling setup at fleet location
Fully-integrated fuel system
Allison 2300 PTS Series transmission

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 located between the frame rails with a safety cage
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