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Saf-T-Liner® eC2 School Bus.
The future is just around the corner.

Thomas Built Buses has been moving the industry forward for more than 100 years. Now we’re driving it in a whole new way with the  Saf-T-Liner® eC2 electric bus, also known as Jouley.

Named after the joule unit of energy, Jouley is our first electric bus and a working example of not only how important electric vehicles are to us, but how important they are to Daimler as a whole. It’s emissions-free, noise pollution-free and fossil fuel-free, helping you save operating costs, and maybe even the planet.

Ideal for in-town routes, the Saf-T-Liner eC2 is the latest chapter in our joint commitment with Daimler to providing proven, sustainable solutions today. And tomorrow.

On board for a greener, cleaner future?

See how the Saf-T-Liner eC2 moves us all forward.

Passenger Capacity

Up to 81


Up to 120 miles with an option for extended range

Charge Time

Nominal charge of 4-6 hours with no more than 8 hours of total charge time at an AC charging station


All-electric bus

Battery Energy

~155 kWh and up

Vehicle Performance

On par with conventional vehicles

What makes the Saf-T-Liner eC2 amazing?

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Safe Design
  • Safety-first construction
  • Specialized battery packaging for increased safety
  • Zero emissions vehicle reduces exposure to harmful emissions
  • Quiet operations eliminate driver distractions and increase awareness of what’s going on inside the bus
  • Full OEM vehicle performance
  • Top speed of 65 mph
  • Electric motor – 315 peak horsepower
  • 0-60 mph acceleration in 45 seconds
  • Regenerative braking
  • Standard 155 kWh power with more range options available
  • Standard SAE J1772 charging protocol with embedded 19.2 kWh charger
  • No change to driver behavior required with automated drive cycles
Innovative Software Technologies
  • Telematics system provides real-time fleet tracking, management and vehicle diagnostics
  • Electronic control software interfaces with critical vehicle systems
  • Includes fault detection and related management features
  • Optimize battery economy while maintaining performance
  • Over-the-air software updates
  • PowerSave / Economy mode to extend range when required
Reduced Total Cost of Ownership
  • Electric buses pay for themselves over a lifetime
  • Reduced cost of fuel. Electricity has the lowest and most stable operating cost of any fuel
  • Less mechanical failure vs. traditional vehicles due to a simpler design
  • Lower vehicle maintenance costs, including less frequent brake replacement, no oil changes and other savings
  • No transmission and no shifting
Power Export
  • Integrated exportable power enables the transfer of stored energy onboard the bus for use in opportunistic applications
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  • Comprehensive vehicle monitoring via telematics
  • Predictive and real-time vehicle diagnostics for fleet managers
  • Sales and service team support
  • Less maintenance / service procedures required
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