Yes Virginia You Will Be Getting Electric School Buses

Thomas Built Buses Inc (TBB) has been selected as the provider of all 50 electric school buses allocated for the initial phase of Dominion Energy’s electric school bus replacement program in Virginia. The program represents the largest deployment of electric school buses in the United States.

TBB’s all-electric Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley is equipped with the same vehicle quality, durability, performance, safety and comfort as the popular Saf-T-Liner C2. Jouley is powered by Proterra electric vehicle technology and configured with 220 kWh of total energy capacity, a two-speed transmission and a TBB-estimated operating range of up to 134 miles. TBB is the only school bus manufacturer to offer DC fast charging architecture as standard equipment. Jouley can charge in about three hours with the Proterra 60kW DC fast charging system and can supply power back to the power grid using vehicle to grid (V2G) technology.

TBB offers electrical infrastructure project management and a comprehensive turnkey solution for EV integration. Known as the Electric Bus Authority Program, Thomas Built Buses works one-on-one with customers through the entire EV planning and implementation process.

In addition to building safe, quality and innovative school buses, TBB is dedicated to continually improving its product and support as the popularity of electric vehicles advances. Through partnerships with Daimler, Daimler Trucks North America LLC and Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation with more than ten million miles of service in the transit industry, Thomas Built Buses is on the cutting edge of all new EV innovations. TBB’s customers continue to benefit from the latest innovations and a level of service and support unparalleled in the industry.