Sunday, 24 May 2020

BYD Vehicles for Madrid

 Madrid moves forward with bus electrification, even during the COVID-19 lockdown.

BYD has delivered another fleet of electric buses in Europe. 

15 new 12-meter  eBuses were handed over to the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT Madrid) in Spain.

The local operator ( Spain’s largest public transport provider) still has a long way to go, as the new EVs stand for just 0.7% of the total fleet of 2,100 buses, but it's an important step forward.

"The latest BYD fleet of pure-electric, 100% emissions-free 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.

The BYD fleet will also be the first to operate on a new city-centre perimeter service which will form part of the ‘Madrid’s 360 Environmental Sustainability Strategy’."

BYD has already delivered electric buses to three Spanish cities: Barcelona, Valencia and Badajoz, and one Portuguese city: Coimbra.

BYD will now be wanting to further expand in the Iberian Peninsula, as they have done in other parts of Europe, like Scandinavia.

More Information on BYD here