A North American Daimler subsidiary introduced its first battery-powered school bus for production recently
A North American Daimler subsidiary introduced its first battery-powered school bus for series production recently
Named after the joule unit of energy, ‘Jouley’ is the first all-electric bus developed by Thomas Built Buses, a subsidiary of global giant Daimler.
The 81 passenger Saf-T Liner C2 Electric is equipped with PowerDrive 7000ev from Efficient Drivetrains, a specialist in electric powertrains.
The battery power is 100 to 160kWh, which enables a range of up to 160 kilometres.
With additional battery modules there is the opportunity to increase the range.
The vehicle is controlled by PowerSuite vehicle control software and PowerTracker telematics and diagnostics system, which monitor the location of the bus and vehicle condition in real time.
“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,” a company spokesperson says.
“It’s emissions-free, noise pollution-free and fossil fuelfree, helping you save operating costs – and maybe even the planet.
“Ideal for in-town routes, Jouley is the latest chapter in our joint commitment with Daimler to provide proven, sustainable solutions.”
The Saf-T-Liner C2 Electric is slated to be in limited production in 2019.
Pictured: ‘Jouley’ will soon be a mode of transport for American students