The managing director of the Madrid Regional Transport Consortium Jesús Valverde has praised the progress of compressed natural gas technology, which also features Euro VI engine. With the three new buses launched in the municipality of Perales de Tajuña along with the mayor of the town, Yolanda Cuenca, there are 60 vehicles with this propulsion system serving the Community of Madrid. There are also other 26 hybrid buses operating in urban areas.
During the presentation, the regional manager highlighted the efforts made by the consortium to enhance buses deployment with alternative fuels in the services it operates to combine maximum energy efficiency with reduced emissions. As a result of the deployment of these vehicles, emissions of nitrogen oxides are reduced by 75% and noise levels by 50%. “Not only 700,000 people who use daily intercity bus lines are benefited from this, but all Madrid citizens,” Valverde said.
In addition, the new buses feature advances in accessibility and comfort and will cover the 352 line service connecting Conde de Casal with Arganda del Rey, Perales de Tajuña, Villarejo of Salvanés and Fuentidueña de Tajo, among other municipalities.