Daimler Trucks to make India global export hub for BS-VI trucks and buses
Daimler Trucks has invested Rs 500 crore for 2 million km of testing, development of facilities and over 1,000 new parts
Daimler Trucks has announced that it will make India a global export hub for the BS-VI emission norms compliant trucks and buses. The German commercial vehicle manufacturer has invested Rs 500 crore for 2 million kilometres of testing, development of facilities and for more than 1,000 parts as to achieve over 80 per cent localisation.
Worldwide, Daimler has already sold more than 1.4 million vehicles with Euro-VI technology, an equivalent emissions standard to BS-VI. Additionally, DICV has received certification for BS-VI back in July 2019.
Commenting on the announcement, Satyakam Arya, MD & CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, said, "Daimler’s experience of already bringing 1.4 million EURO VI trucks and buses on the roads means we are easily ready to transition our BharatBenz trucks and buses to BS-VI by April 2020 deadline. With this head start, we will begin exporting India-built trucks by 2021/2022."
The automaker also says that depending on the availability of BS-VI fuel in India, it will officially launch an upgraded range of BS-VI trucks and buses in Q1 of 2020. DICV will begin exporting its OM926 engine series internationally by 2021/22.