In its 72 years of history, the Municipal Transport Company (EMT) of Madrid had never made an investment effort in fleet renewal such as the one carried out for the 2016-2020 period. In these five years, EMT will complete the 60% renewal of its fleet by acquiring 1,222 new buses worth 389.6 million euros.
This figure is not only a milestone in the history of the municipal company but is one of the largest figures in Europe. Thanks to this, at the end of 2020 the entire EMT bus fleet will be eco-friendly, that is, with zero- or low-emissions.
In the 2016-2018 period, the EMT acquired a total of 697 buses for an amount of 216.1 million euros. Of these vehicles, 590 are CNG standard buses, 54 are CNG articulated buses, 30 are standard hybrid buses, 15 are standard electric buses and 8 are electric minibuses. For this year and 2020, the purchase of 525 more vehicles is expected: 460 CNG standard buses, 55 standard electric buses and 10 electric minibuses. For this purpose, EMT will invest 92.6 million euros in 2019 and 81 million euros in 2020.
In addition to this heavy investment, intended for the renovation and expansion of the bus fleet in Madrid, actions have also been taken to adapt the existing fleet for an amount exceeding 3.22 million euros. And, in parallel, EMT is carrying out an important investment, which exceeds 18 million euros, in the improvement of the Operations Centers in order to adapt its technical facilities to the new propulsion systems of buses (natural gas, hybrids, and electric vehicles).
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