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Propane is the world's most popular clean-burning alternative fuel. In North America we have an abundant domestic supply. And it's 40% less expensive than a gallon of gasoline or diesel on a btu basis. So it just makes sense to consider propane for school bus fleets. Setting up the infrastructure is an easy and relatively low-cost proposition.


You can expect exceptional power and quiet operation from your Thomas Built Buses propane-fueled Minotour® bus. The fully-integrated fuel system is also backed by GM's warranty and service network. And this Minotour bus is available with popular options like a wheelchair lift and air conditioning.






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  • Seating capacity
    Up to 30
  • Wheelbase
  • GVWR
  • Transmission
    6-speed automatic
  • Engine
    GM 6.0L LPG with liquid propane injection system
  • Power
    332 hp @ 4700 rpm
    Torque – 370 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
  • Warranty
    5-year/100,000-mile transferable powertrain limited warranty and 3-year/36,000-mile limited bumper-to-bumper warranty
  • Fuel Tank
    3-tank system, estimated 315 mile maximum range; gas gallon equivalent of 35 gallons






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Propane Autogas Benefits


    • CARB-certified and exceeds EPA 2010 emissions requirements
    • Abundant domestic supply of propane. More than 90% of the US's propane autogas is produced in the U.S.
    • Propane autogas is the most widely used alternative fuel in the world
    • Up to 40% less expensive than a gallon of gasoline on a btu basis
    • Green, clean-burning alternative fuel with 20% less NOx and 12% less CO2 than gasoline
    • Fully-integrated fuel system
    • Horsepower and torque ratings result in exceptional power performance
    • Quiet and smooth drive
    • Easy and relatively low-cost fueling setup at fleet location






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At Thomas Built Buses, passenger safety is our number one priority. Every bus we manufacture meets or exceeds all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for school buses.

    • Tanks are 20 times more puncture resistant than gasoline or diesel tanks
    • Low working pressure of 150-250 psi
    • Narrow flammability range
    • Non-toxic, non-poisonous and insoluble in water
    • Tanks are located between the frame rails with a safety cage





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