GO ECO GREEN21. In Spain’s largest-ever tender for electric buses, the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid, EMT Madrid, has confirmed that BYD – the world’s leading electric bus manufacturer – will supply a further 30 eBuses for operations in the Spanish capital.
The order for BYD’s 12-metre pure-electric eBuses comprises the majority of a 50-vehicle order from EMT Madrid – Spain’s largest surface public transport operator running 2,100 vehicles. The announcement follows the delivery of an initial fleet of 15 BYD 12-metre models earlier in May.
EMT selected BYD for the supply of this latest fleet of 30 eBuses based on several operational parameters including extensive single-charge range capability, cost of energy consumption, maintenance costs and manufacturer’s guarantee. A report carried by Go Eco Green21 states that the original fleet of 15 BYD eBuses are already in successful operation on EMT Madrid’s high-frequency ‘route 52’ service connecting Puerta del Sol…
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