Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) announced the delivery of 20 units of BharatBenz 1017 buses through its dealer partner Gautam Trucking in Begusarai, one of the primary bus hubs in Bihar. The delivery indicates signs of recovery of the bus segment in the East.

Karl-Alexander Seidel, Head of Daimler Buses India, said, “This significant order by a first-time buyer demonstrates the growing faith in BharatBenz Buses in the Eastern region. BharatBenz buses come with easy handling and long service intervals. Our chassis enjoy strong market acceptance with our best-in-class comfort and safety features.”

Pankaj Gautam, CEO, Gautam Trucking said, “We are confident that passengers travelling inter-city will enjoy the comfort and safety of BharatBenz Buses. Fleet operators can be assured of quality service at our well-equipped touchpoints.”

BharatBenz buses are also well-equipped with ‘BSafe’, a range of features that help prevent the spread of infection, including hands-free doors, sanitisers, and temperature sensors

The 1017 and 1624 buses produce a maximum power of 170 and 240 HP with a maximum torque of 520 and 859 Nm respectively. Features of the inter-city bus include an overdrive gear gearbox, parabolic leaf springs, front, and rear telescopic shock absorbers. The buses additionally come with ‘Profit Technology+’, a colosseum built on five founding pillars that benefit the customers of BharatBenz. This includes claimed best-in-class fuel efficiency, superior safety and comfort, unmatched reliability, lowest maintenance costs, and connectivity.

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