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The first stop in your electric journey?
Right here.

Electric buses are emissions-free at the tailpipe, noise pollution-free and fossil fuel-free. But they’re not a plug-and-play proposition. In fact, the route to electric vehicles (EVs) is complex and includes twists and turns like infrastructure, financing, operations and more. The good news: Our team of EV specialists has the experience, expertise and partnerships to help you get started. And reach your electric bus destination.

Navigate the electric bus landscape with us.

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Trust the expert to take you from start to finish.


You may be ready to move forward, but is your infrastructure good to go? We’ll use our utility company connections to walk you through the process of upgrading your depot’s grid. So you can explore the infrastructure landscape, from utility site enhancements and construction to charging style and stations.


Knowledge is power. So is smart financing. We’ll plug you into funding options that help offset the costs of electric school buses, infrastructure purchases and installation. Whether we’re helping you secure foundation assistance, researching state incentives and vouchers or providing grant-writing assistance, we’ll be there, every mile of the way.


Are EVs right for your fleet? We’ll help you analyze the road ahead, conducting route analyses, charging up your battery life knowledge base and mapping out operations so you can decide if electric is the path you want to take. If you decide to go electric, we’ll get you on the road to success with product support and service from our vast dealer network.


We do more than guide the way. We lead it with JouleyTM, our first electric bus. Jouley offers the same great Saf-T-Liner® C2 chassis and body customers love. And because it’s powered by Proterra®, the leading battery manufacturer, it’s proven to perform. We’ll also help you handle any speed bumps with our extensive service and support network, and offer advice on what happens at the end of a battery’s—or electric bus’s—life.

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Want a partner who can go the distance? Meet Proterra, our partner in production. Designed and manufactured by the best minds in battery engineering, Proterra’s lightweight, powerful battery systems have delivered proven performance in more than 7,000,000 service miles on transit buses. The battery systems offer unparalleled performance, greater fuel economy and record-breaking range for heavy-duty vehicles. Thomas Built Buses, DTNA’s Electric Mobility Group and Proterra are co-creating the next generation of school bus operations. Welcome to tomorrow.

the electric bus

Jouley. You’ve arrived.

With the Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric bus, we’re driving the industry—and our future—in a whole new direction.

  • Runs emissions-free; reduces noise pollution; uses no fossil fuels; helps you save on operating costs
  • Includes specialized battery packaging for increased safety
  • Drives up to 65 mph
  • Accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 45 seconds
  • Has up to 120-mile operating range
  • Built with up to 220 kWh power
  • Charges in 2-3 hours at a DC charging station
  • Electricity has the lowest and most stable operating cost of any fuel
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Ready to begin? Let’s go.

With the most complete program on the market, no one can lead you through the electric vehicle ecosystem like Thomas Built Buses. Fill out the form to get started, and a Thomas Built Buses EV team member will be in touch.

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