EMT Madrid, the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid, received 15 BYD 12-metre electric buses, the first time that BYD has supplied vehicles to EMT Madrid.The company is the Spain’s largest public transport provider operating 2,100 vehicles.
An official hand-over on Wednesday 13th at EMT Madrid’s Fuencarral Operations Centre, was attended by José Luis Martínez Ameida, Mayor of Madrid – Borja Carabante Muntada, Councilor for Mobility – Alfonso Sánchez Vicente, Manager at EMT Madrid and Joaquín Bellido, Sales Bus Director for BYD Iberia.
The latest BYD fleet electric eBuses replaces existing diesel-powered models, and will significantly reduce EMT Madrid’s CO2 emissions while increasing further the number of zero-emission buses on the Spanish capital’s roads. The new BYD eBuses will meet the demands of the high-frequency ‘route 52’ service connecting Puerta del Sol and Santamarca.
The BYD fleet will also be the first to operate on a new city-centre perimeter service which will form part of the ‘Madrid’s 360 Environmental Sustainability Strategy’.