Thomas Built Buses has announced a strategic partnership with Agility Fuel Solutions, a propane autogas fuel solutions provider for the school bus market.
In addition, the announcement notes that the bus maker will continue its relationship with CleanFuel USA, now that CleanFuel has been acquired by Agility.
“We are excited to enter into this strategic partnership with Agility Fuel Solutions,” says Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “We have had great success working with Agility’s predecessor, CleanFuel USA, in the development of our popular Saf-T-Liner C2 propane school bus. CleanFuel USA’s propane delivery system has been instrumental in the success of our propane product, and we look forward to working with Agility to develop additional propane solutions in the near future.”
Thomas Built Buses says it will continue to offer the 8.0 L V-8 LPG engine built specifically to run on propane in its Saf-T-Liner C2 propane bus.
As reported, the engine is paired with a true medium-duty transmission, the Allison 2300 PTS Series transmission. The integration of the engine and the Allison transmission leads to lower fuel costs and better performance for fleets, the company says, ultimately providing greater reliability, quality, performance and efficiency than other propane offerings in the market.
“Through our recent acquisition of CleanFuel USA’s assets, we now are able to offer a complete propane solution for school buses across North America,” says Kathleen Ligocki, CEO of Agility Fuel Solutions. “We will leverage Thomas Built’s experience, expertise and industry knowledge to bring best-in-class propane autogas solutions to the pupil transportation industry.”