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Thomas Built Buses has received full California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) certifications for its Type C electric bus, the Saf-T-Liner® C2 Jouley powered by Proterra® electric vehicle technology. This certification officially qualifies Jouley for state vouchers.

“With these certifications, we are one…

Fact: Clean-diesel school buses are just as clean as, if not cleaner than, other fuel types based on EPA-regulated emissions, all while remaining powerful, reliable and highly efficient.

But just meeting standards isn’t good enough. You hear all the chatter about NOx levels and choosing a fuel type based on low NOx. The reality is that all fuel types (including…

Bigger is always better, right?  Especially in the automotive world, it’s often thought that a larger engine means more power, greater speed and faster acceleration.  In our world, larger engines equate to more power, not only for acceleration but for powering through steep inclines. So why would a school district opt for a 4-cylinder engine? That’s a question we’re hearing more and…

It’s an ongoing debate: which fuel type provides the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) to districts. Opinions abound on all sides of the issue.

A gasoline-powered bus has a low initial purchase price, propane fuel costs much less than clean-diesel and, while compressed natural gas (CNG) buses have a high initial purchase price, advocates contend that, after the initial cost is…

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