Madrid’s Municipal Transport Company, EMT Madrid, has taken delivery of 30 eBuses from BYD.

When this year’s new intake of 30 vehicles is complete, a total of 45 BYD eBuses will be in operation for EMT Madrid, one of Spain’s largest public transport operators with a fleet of around 2,000 vehicles running on a network comprising 218 routes.

The BYD fleet is replacing the Madrid-based company’s diesel-powered buses.

BYD’s 12-metre eBus remains the company’s best-selling model in Europe with more than 700 units now in operation.

“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% of our vehicles running cleanly and within the framework of the current Environmental Sustainability Strategy ‘Madrid 360,'” said EMT Madrid director of Transportation Services, Carlos Sierra.

EMT is integrated in Madrid´s Regional Transport Consortium and operates a fleet of around 2,000 buses and a network of 218 bus lines.