EMT Madrid has taken delivery of 30 eBuses from BYD, ahead of the schedule for Spain’s largest single order for electric buses. The handover follows an initial 15 BYD 12m eBuses delivered to EMT Madrid in May 2020, the first time BYD had supplied vehicles into the Spanish capital. Since entering service, EMT Madrid’s 15-strong BYD eBus fleet has operated more than 300,000 km, reducing CO2 emissions approximately by 300,000 kg.
With this year’s new intake of 30 vehicles, 45 BYD eBuses will be in operation for EMT Madrid.
“The commissioning of these BYD electric buses sees significant progress towards our key objective in Madrid: the elimination of the diesel-powered fleet by 2023, with 100 per cent of our vehicles running cleanly and within the framework of the current Environmental Sustainability Strategy Madrid 360,” says Carlos Sierra, director of transportation services, EMT Madrid.