BYD has delivered 15 pure electric buses to the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid – EMT Madrid.
The handover marks the first time BYD has supplied vehicles to EMT Madrid, Spain’s largest public transport provider operating 2,100 vehicles.
An official hand-over on Wednesday 13 th 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 of pure-electric, 100% 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.
Market presence of the BYD marque right across the Iberian Peninsula is now established with fleets already operating in Barcelona, Valencia and Badajoz in Spain and Coimbra, Portugal.
In 2019, Badajoz, in the south west of Spain, received the 50,000th eBus built by BYD.
“I’m delighted EMT Madrid is helping to reintroduce a return to normal daily life in Madrid and with a statement of intent to improve air quality in the city with a fleet of new BYD eBuses,” said Bellido.
“With the rate of infection of the coronavirus now on a downward curve throughout Europe, we can now start gradually to move forward again with Public Transport Operators and help them deliver safe, comfortable, emissions-free transport for their citizens.”