First motorized postal and coach service in Germany

  • Date
    2 October 1898
  • Description
    A Daimler motor omnibus with seating for ten passengers and powered by a 10 hp / 7.4 kW, two-cylinder engine, goes into service between Künzelsau and Mergentheim (Württemberg). The private omnibus service is also commissioned to deliver post along its 30-km route. Thus it becomes the first motorised postal service in Germany, although the service is suspended in July 1899.
The first Daimler 10-hp postal bus, which could accommodate ten passengers. Bad Mergentheim-Künzelsau route, October 2, 1898.
The first Daimler postal bus