Mar 24, 2023 - 01:39 pm
EMT Madrid orders first FC buses from CaetanoBus
The public transport operator EMT Madrid has ordered its first fuel cell buses. An order for ten units was placed with the Portuguese manufacturer CaetanoBus. The H2.City Gold model buses are to be delivered to Madrid by the end of the first quarter of 2024.
Mar 9, 2023 - 03:11 pm
Cooltra and Cabify combine e-moped fleets in Spain
The mobility brands Cooltra and Cabify have agreed to integrate Cooltra’s moped rental service on Cabify’s app. The service went live in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, where Cabify is making its first appearance.
Feb 9, 2023 - 02:12 pm
EMT Madrid prepares to launch first high-speed bus line
In the Spanish capital, the public transport operator EMT Madrid has launched the first high-speed electric bus line. The line connects the districts of Valdebebas and Sanchinarro with the Ramón y Cajal Hospital over 31 kilometres and will be served by ten electric buses from Irizar from May.
Sep 5, 2022 - 11:43 am
Circontrol launches 400 kW fast chargers in Madrid
Spanish charging station maker Circontrol has launched its first 400 kW chargers and installed them in the most powerful urban charging hub in Spain. Inaugurated in the centre of Madrid, it will provide 2.5 megawatts of power for electric vehicles.
Jul 17, 2022 - 03:50 pm
BYD to deliver 15 electric buses to Madrid
BYD has just revealed another electric bus order from Spain. Empresa de Blas y Cia, the Spanish subsidiary of the German rail transport company Arriva, has ordered 15 electric low-floor buses from BYD, twelve of which are 12-metre and three 13-metre vehicles. They are to be used in Alcorcón, a suburb of Madrid, from 2023.
May 15, 2022 - 04:18 pm
EMT Madrid places bus order with Solaris & Irizar
The public transport operator EMT Madrid has placed orders for 150 more electric standard buses. The Spanish manufacturer Irizar with 90 units of the 12-metre iebus and the Polish manufacturer Solaris with 60 Urbino 12 Electric are the winners of EMT’s largest electric tender to date.
Feb 20, 2022 - 04:35 pm
Madrid puts another electric bus line into operation
In the Spanish capital Madrid, the municipal transport company EMT has put another electric bus line into operation. Five electric buses from Irizar are used on Line 75. It is now the 16th line in Madrid to be served exclusively by electric buses.
Feb 17, 2022 - 02:37 pm
LEVC expands presence in Spain
The London Electric Vehicle Company has appointed three more dealerships in Spain. Opening in Bilbao, Malaga and Valencia, the new franchises extend LEVC’s reach in Spain to now five centres, following the appointment in 2021 of Ronda 15 in Barcelona and Auto Elia in Madrid.
Feb 9, 2022 - 02:20 pm
Stadler orders train components from ABB
ABB has received orders worth around €70 million from Stadler for traction technologies and battery systems for commuter trains. The orders also include traction equipment for new locomotives sold by Stadler in Spain.
Jun 15, 2021 - 05:21 pm
Zity introduces 250 Dacia Spring to Paris fleet
The electric car-sharing service Zity is beginning to integrate a total of 250 Dacia Spring electric cars into its fleets. Zity is jointly operated by Renault and Ferrovial, operating in Madrid and Paris. In Paris, Zity will launch the first 150 examples of the Dacia this month, with another 100 to follow in September.
Jun 14, 2021 - 01:17 pm
Madrid to replace 1,000 cabs with hydrogen fuel cell taxis
The taxi association Federación Profesional del Taxi de Madrid (FPTM) wants to replace at least 1,000 internal combustion vehicles with fuel-cell-electric taxis in the Spanish capital by 2026 and build the corresponding hydrogen infrastructure including production.
Apr 28, 2021 - 04:27 pm
EMT Madrid orders more e-buses with BYD and Irizar
The public transport operator EMT Madrid has procured 50 more electric buses. The contracts have been awarded to the manufacturers Irizar and BYD, who are to deliver 30 Irizar ieBUS and 20 BYD K9UB respectively. Further orders are in planning.
Mar 6, 2021 - 05:24 pm
Spain increases electric mobility subsidies
The Spanish government has expanded the budget for its Moves II subsidy programme from 100 to 120 million euros. In the course of the programme, the purchase of electric cars will be subsidised by up to 5,500 euros. The following programme Moves III will be endowed with at least 400 million euros.
Sep 17, 2020 - 06:28 pm
EMT orders 20 Irizar electric buses for Madrid
The Madrid public transport operator EMT has ordered another 20 electric buses from Irizar. This brings the number of electrically powered Irizar buses in service with EMT to 55. The contract also includes the supply of 20 chargers with a capacity of 100 kW each.
Jun 28, 2020 - 06:08 pm
Madrid upgrades the public fast-charging network
Madrid is expanding the fast-charging station network as they add twelve new DC chargers, bringing the number of rapid charging points in the Spanish capital to 45. The aim is to increase the system to 150 DC-units in 2023.
Feb 24, 2020 - 04:50 pm
Endesa signs charging agreement with Gasexpress
The Spanish energy supplier Endesa has concluded an agreement with the Gasexpress fuel station chain to install charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The plan is to set up 78 charging points at 39 locations – one DC charger with 50 kW and one AC charger with 22 kW each.
Feb 19, 2020 - 03:00 pm
Madrid opens free fully electric bus lines
In the Spanish capital Madrid, the municipal public transport company EMT has inaugurated the first ‘Línea Cero’, which is operated exclusively by electric buses and can also be used free of charge. This first ‘zero line’ is operated with ten electric buses from the Spanish manufacturer Irizar.
Nov 29, 2019 - 08:59 pm
PSA: Saragossa plant to include battery pack assembly
From 2020 onwards, PSA will include the production of battery packs for electric and hybrid cars at its Figueruelas plant near Saragossa. The French automakers will also start producing purely electric cars in 2020 in all its Spanish plants Figueruelas, Vigo and Madrid.
Nov 25, 2019 - 04:49 pm
Bosch discontinues Coup scooter sharing
Bosch’s electric scooter sharing service Coup has announced that it will discontinue its service in the German Berlin and Tübingen by mid-December 2019. The Paris and Madrid locations are also to be closed at short notice.
Nov 20, 2019 - 02:54 pm
Seat launches Urban Mobility business unit
Seat has set up a new urban mobility solutions development department, as well as introducing an electric scooter and a new electric kick scooter. Seat car sharing in Madrid is also to be integrated into the new unit.
Jul 10, 2019 - 12:17 pm
Madrid claims clean air
Madrid’s new conservative city government attempted to roll back the driving bans in the inner city, causing a series of protests. The penalties for driving in the environmental zone with a combustion vehicle have now been reinstated, following a court decision on a lawsuit filed by environmental activists, including Greenpeace.
Jul 2, 2019 - 11:37 am
Back to the smog cloud: Madrid protests
In Madrid on Saturday, thousands of protestors took to the streets to demand the reinstatement of the city’s anti-pollution laws. Madrid’s newly-elected conservative Mayor has decided to reverse the “Madrid Central” anti-pollution plan that was brought in by his predecessor only last November.
Jun 24, 2019 - 01:37 pm
Coup e-scooter sharing adds prepaid minute-packages
Bosch’s e-scooter sharing service Coup is now offering prepaid by-the-minute packages without a minimum rental period in Berlin, Paris and Madrid as a new alternative. Users can choose between three different packages with 100, 200 or 500 minutes each.
Jun 16, 2019 - 07:58 pm
Spain: Irizar getting electric bus orders from home
Irizar of Spain reports two large orders from its home country. Madrid’s public transport operator EMT has now ordered 20 electric city buses. Moreover, the Basque capital Vitoria-Gasteiz is also ordering 13 electric buses from Irizar.
May 19, 2019 - 01:02 pm
EMT Madrid orders 15 BYD electric buses
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.
May 15, 2019 - 06:22 pm
Voi spreads e-bikes and kick scooters through Europe
The Swedish sharing provider Voi Technology has now presented its expansion programme for Europe. It includes 150 cities and municipalities and is associated with the roll-out of a number of improved electric scooters and e-bikes.