Mercedes-Benz parent company, Daimler, unveiled its first electric school bus

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Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, unveiled its first all-electric school bus, called the Jouley. The bus will have a range of 100 miles (160 km). Production will start in 2019.

The school bus is named after the joule unit of energy.

This is how Daimler explains the bus on the site of its North American subsidiary Thomas Built Buses:

“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. It’s emissions-free, noise pollution-free and fossil fuel-free, 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 providing proven, sustainable solutions today. And tomorrow.”

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