New fuel efficient Autogas school bus model available in the U.S.

Thomas Built Buses, Inc. exclusively selected the Allison 2500 automatic transmission, part of the Pupil Transport/Shuttle Series™, for its new Safe-T-Liner® C2 Autogas school bus. As school districts seek improved operating cost and cleaner fuel alternatives for their bus fleets, manufacturers like Thomas Built Buses are continuing to offer updated LPG-powered models equipped with Allison’s fully automatic transmissions.

“Allison transmissions are not only built for ease of operation, reliability and for a safe, smooth, dependable ride for school children; they work to save fuel and reduce overall vehicle emissions. Our partnership with Thomas Built Buses goes back many years and we appreciate their continued confidence in our products,” said Rohan Barua, Vice President of Allison Transmission North America OEM Sales.

“Thomas Built Buses is pleased to provide our customers an Allison 2500 automatic transmission paired with our Safe-T-Liner C2 Autogas school bus and a Driveforce 8.8L LPG engine,” said Ken Hedgecock, Jr., Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Service for Thomas Built Buses. “Our customers want better fuel economy and cleaner emissions. An Allison transmission in these buses offers both while optimising performance and ease of use.”

Today, the majority of school buses in the U.S. are equipped with Allison Automatic Transmissions. Alternative fuelled school buses equipped with an Allison continue to meet the acceleration and hill climbing capabilities school districts demand. With the Continuous Power Technology™, Allison automatic transmissions also increase productivity in stop-and-go traffic. For more information, please check this link.

6 November 2019