Daimler celebrates 1,000th electric school bus

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Daimler Truck subsidiary Thomas Built Buses has sold its 1,000th electric school bus. DAIMLER TRUCK


Daimler Truck is celebrating the delivery of its 1,000th Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus in the North American market. The Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley, produced by Daimler subsidiary Thomas Built Buses, was first unveiled already in 2017, and the 1,000 example to be delivered forms part of an order for the Meriwether County School System (MCSS) in the state of Georgia. The Jouley buses are the first electric buses in MCSS’s operations and will serve as replacements for some of the district’s current fleet of 46 diesel vehicles, serving around 2,400 students in the district.

“We applaud Meriwether County for being leaders in the introduction of electric school buses into the state of Georgia and couldn’t be happier to have the 1,000th Jouley play a role in a cleaner future for their students,” said Kevin Bangston, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “We will continue to partner with districts in leading the way towards an electric school bus future.”