Meeting the new Bharat Stage IV norm, which is set to be implemented from April, 2017; BharatBenz has claimed they are ready to produce their range of 9 to 49 ton trucks according to Bharat Stage IV emission standard, and with this they are eyeing to capture a large share of the commercial vehicle segment of Indian Automobile market.
Not only BharatBenz, but their parent group Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) is also offering the Bharat Stage IV bus variants for the schools and staff transportations in their front engine 9T bus product range. Incidentally, DICV is all set to launch its new range of buses in next month, and all of those vehicles will come equipped with Bharat Stage IV emission norm.
To meet the Bharat Stage IV norm, DICV has used a system which is derived from their Bluetec technology which have been used and proved successful for over a decade in Daimler Vehicles in various many markets earlier. DICV has already tested this new technology in Indian operating conditions for over a million kilometers before finally offering this technology equipped vehicles to the customers. Not only that, apart from meeting the stringent emission regulations by reducing toxic gas levels within the proposed Bharat Stage IV norms, the DICV made trucks and buses will also deliver better fuel economy to customers.
Mr. Erich Nesselhauf, who is the Managing Director and CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, has said, “We are ready with our entire range of trucks adhering to Bharat Stage IV norms to capture a larger market share. In India, pollution has been a rising concern and moving to Bharat Stage IV across the country has been the need of the hour. Our access to the worldwide Daimler technology pool helped us to cut time and cost to implement this in a fast and efficient manner.”