Stuttgart – Daimler Buses has secured a follow-up contract from Uzbekistan for the delivery of an additional 200 Mercedes-Benz Conecto buses to Tashkent’s state-run public transport authority. The contract includes the first Mercedes-Benz bus with a Euro 4-compliant engine to operate in the region. This follow-up contract is the third order for EvoBus GmbH in Tashkent, following previous deliveries in 2003 and 2008. EvoBus, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler Buses, already delivered a fleet of 200 Mercedes-Benz Conecto vehicles to Uzbekistan last year.
Hartmut Schick, head of Daimler Buses: "We are delighted that we were able to secure this large-scale order from Uzbekistan and extend our reach in this region. This again underlines the appeal of our high-quality and reliable city buses."
The Mercedes-Benz Conecto to be delivered to Tashkent will be a 12 m version with three doors and seating for a total of 33 passengers. The low-floor Mercedes-Benz Conecto city bus is manufactured at the Turkish plant in Hoşdere, near Istanbul. Hoşdere is one of the world’s most modern production plants for buses and coaches. The 200 buses will be driven in convoy about 4800 kilometres from Turkey to Uzbekistan. Delivery will start in July.