The traffic generates 72 percent of total emissions of nitrogen dioxide “and the main responsible is the diesel-powered vehicle,” remarked Botella. “The City is firmly committed to efficient mobility. On the one hand, we are offering alternatives to private cars, such as public transport that involves greater savings and energy efficiency, and on the other hand, we are investing in technologies and fuels such as natural gas, which entails a cleaner energy consumption.”
With this opening, Madrid drivers have 16 CNG municipal filling stations for private vehicles, seven of which are public-access, including Sanchinarro’s centre. In turn, there are 1,000 vehicles powered by the gaseous fuel in municipal fleet, including 574 buses of the EMT.
Source: City of Madrid