Madrid expands electric bus fleet

15 new electric buses are now part of EMT Madrid fleet.

The announcement in May marked the first time that bus producer BYD has supplied vehicles to EMT Madrid, Spain’s largest public transport provider operating 2,100 vehicles.

The new electric bus vehicles will be deployed on a new perimeter line that will soon be launched in the framework of Madrid 360 Environmental Sustainability Strategy, as well as on the high-frequency line 52 that links Puerta del Sol with Santamarca.

These 15 vehicles bring the total number of electric buses in the EMT fleet to 82 and consolidate the Madrid City Council’s commitment to electrification and sustainable mobility.

In February 2020 a batch of ten Irizar electric buses debuted on two lines running from north to south and from east to west of the Spanish capital city (EMT has ordered a total of 20 battery-electric buses with Irizar logo). And a call for tenders for as many as 50 e-buses has been published earlier this year.

You can find out more about the new electric buses here.