The Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley marking 1,000 delivered units was part of an eight vehicle order funded by the EPA's Clean School Bus Program.  -  Source: Canva/Thomas Built Buses

The Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley marking 1,000 delivered units was part of an eight vehicle order funded by the EPA's Clean School Bus Program.

Source: Canva/Thomas Built Buses

Thomas Built Buses this week marked the milestone of delivering a total of 1,000 Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school buses to districts throughout North America.

The 1,000th bus was delivered to Meriwether County School System in Georgia as part of an eight bus order funded through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Program. These buses replace some of the district’s 46 diesel school buses.

“Being a part of this milestone is an honor,” said Robert Griffin, superintendent for MCSS. “As a district, we strive to be forward-thinking while providing the best experience for both students and bus drivers. Jouley was a natural choice because of the available long-term battery energy, access to fast DC charging and safety-first construction.”

The electric school buses were delivered to the district by Peach State Truck Center. The district has applied for four more buses through the Clean School Bus Program.

“We’re proud to support MCSS in pioneering the electrification of school buses in the state of Georgia,” said Gary Carlisle, a representative for Peach State Truck Centers. “Their new Jouley fleet will provide MCSS with reduced maintenance costs and reduced fuel costs while showcasing our commitment to a cleaner, more sustainable future for our students and our community.

“We applaud Meriwether County for being leaders in the introduction of electric school buses into the state of Georgia and couldn’t be happier to have the 1,000th Jouley play a role in a cleaner future for their students,” said Kevin Bangston, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “We will continue to partner with districts in leading the way towards an electric school bus future.”

Originally posted on School Bus Fleet

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