Thomas Built and Agility Team For School Bus Market Push

(July 10, 2017) — Thomas Built Buses (High Point, N.C.) has formed a strategic partnership with Agility Fuel Solutions (Costa Mesa, Calif.), a provider of highly-engineered and cost-effective propane autogas solutions for the school bus market. Through the partnership,Thomas Built Buses and Agility will provide propane technologies to the school bus market.

“We are excited to enter into this strategic partnership with Agility Fuel Solutions,” said 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 will continue to offer the 8.0-liter, V-8 engine built specifically to run on propane in its Saf-T-Liner C2 bus. The engine is paired with a medium-duty transmission, the Allison 2300 PTS Series. The integration of the engine and transmission is said to lead to lower fuel costs and better performance for fleets. The pairing will continue at Thomas Built Buses.

“We look forward to collaborating with Thomas Built Buses,” said Kathleen Ligocki, CEO of Agility Fuel Solutions. “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. Through this partnership with one of the leading school bus manufacturers, we look forward to accelerating the development and certification of some of our upcoming propane fuel systems. We will leverage Thomas Built’s experience, expertise, and industry knowledge to bring best-in-class propane autogas solutions to the pupil transportation industry.”