EMT Madrid, one of the biggest public transport operators in the Spanish capital, has placed an order with BYD for the delivery of 15 electric buses. These are 12-metre-long buses that are due to arrive in Madrid at the beginning of next year.
This is the latest in a series of major orders for BYD from all over Spain, including Barcelona, Badalona, Valencia and Badajoz. In Madrid, EMT Madrid currently operates a fleet of 2,100 vehicles, with the new electric buses replacing older combustion engines.
In the Spanish capital, the Madrid Central plan came into force at the end of last year, radically slowing down traffic throughout the city centre. Since then, only residents, their visitors and vehicles with special permits have been allowed to drive into the city centre. Madrid had been warned several times by the EU due to exceedingly high levels of air pollution.