Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2e
|Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2e|
|Years of manufacture||2008 to 2013|
|Length||up to 40 feet|
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. In July 2009, Thomas began delivery of production models. 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.
|Length: up to 40'|
|Wheelbase: 158", 179", 199", 219", 238", 259" or 279"|
|GVWR: 33,000 lb|
|Cummins ISB 6.7 litre, 200 hp||EPA 2007||2009 to 2010|
|Cummins ISB6.7 6.7 litre, 200 hp||EPA 2010||2010 to 2013|
|Eaton automated manual|
|Lithium-ion batteries with 1.9kW/h capacity|
- Thomas Built Develops Hybrid School Bus, thomasbus.com, retrieved on 2010-10-20
- New Thomas Built Hybrid Buses Meet Demand dor Cleaner Emissions Technologies, stnonline.com, retreived on 2010-10-20