DICV’s entire BharatBenz product range of trucks above 9 to 49 tonnes has been available as BS-IV variants since August 2015. By the end of March 2017, more than 1,000 BharatBenz BS-IV trucks have been delivered to customers and clocked up more than 200 lakh kilometres.
DICV has collected extensive feedback from these early customers, which has been very positive: besides the further improved fuel economy, customers appreciate the fact that BharatBenz BS-IV vehicles also accept BS-III fuel, if required. The company has worked for more than a year to be fully ready for the transition on 1st April 2017, from product development through aftersales.
BharatBenz BS-IV vehicles meet the upgraded norms using a system based on SCR technology proven in hundreds of thousands of Daimler commercial vehicles in many markets for over a decade. DICV has tested this technology in Indian operating conditions for over a million kilometres before starting to roll it out to customers in 2015.