Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2e

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Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2e
Years of manufacture 2008 to 2013
Length up to 40 feet
Width 96 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel-electric hybrid

The Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2e is a diesel-electric hybrid type-c school bus based on the C2 model. The first prototype was built in 2008 and underwent evaluation. It was displayed at the 2008 School Transportation News School Bus EXPO in Reno, Nevada and the National Association for Pupil Transportation Conference and Trade Show in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.[1] In July 2009, Thomas began delivery of production models.[2] By the end of 2013, Thomas had discontinued the C2e.

The 2008 prototype used a Mercedes-Benz diesel engine and an Eaton parallel hybrid system similar to what has been used in the Freightliner hybrid delivery van. The production models used a Cummins ISB engine instead of the Mercedes-Benz engine.



  1. Thomas Built Develops Hybrid School Bus,, retrieved on 2010-10-20
  2. New Thomas Built Hybrid Buses Meet Demand dor Cleaner Emissions Technologies,, retreived on 2010-10-20