EMT Madrid, which operates a fleet of 2,100 buses and a network of 213 bus lines, has ordered thirty 40-foot electric buses from Chinese manufacturer BYD. The company describes the deal as Spain’s largest order for electric buses to date.
The announcement follows the delivery of an initial order of fifteen BYD 40-foot models in May. Some of these e-buses are now operating on EMT’s busy route 52, which connects the Puerta del Sol, one of the city’s main squares, with the suburb of Santamarca; others are in circulation on Madrid’s new perimeter service. The next 30 BYD e-buses will be delivered in 2021.
“Our first 15 BYD vehicles are performing well,” said Joaquín Bellido, BYD’s Director for Iberia. “We hope to continue to support EMT Madrid as it switches more of its fleet to electric mobility, bringing safe, comfortable, emissions-free transport for the people of Madrid.”