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EMT Madrid does not stop: now preparing a new tender for 200 electric buses
The managing director of the municipal transport company, Alfonso Sánchez Vicente, announced on Wednesday that they are preparing to start the process of purchasing new zero-emission units to be launched at the end of the year.
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Empresa Municipal de Transporte de Madrid (EMT Madrid) has a clear goal: to achieve a zero-emission fleet.

In pursuit of this goal, it has already deployed an ambitious investment plan of more than €1,001.8 million for the technological revolution of the municipal company, of which €99.9 million has already been invested in electric buses.

In this sense, the investments continue and so do the incorporations.

From the managing director of EMT Madrid, Alfonso Sánchez Vicente, he announces: «As a scoop, we are planning to put out to tender between 150 and 200 electric buses by the end of the year».

Without giving too many details, but emphasising the novelty, he explained that they will be received between 2024 and 2025 and that they form part of the vehicle fleet transformation project on which they are embarking.

During his speech at the Extraordinary Cycle of Conferences of the Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering of INSIA, the University Institute for Automotive Research, the representative assures that all of this is aimed at being as efficient and innovative as possible.

«We are a reference company, not only at a national level, but also at a European level, in the field of electrification», he assures in this sense.

All this is due to the work they have been doing for some time now, and they intend to continue to focus on the same direction.

Only electric vehicles until the end of the year

Following the recent incorporation of 91 gas-powered units delivered by Solaris, Alfonso Sánchez Vicente reiterated the state-owned company’s intentions to convert the strategy to a more sustainable one.

«The next tenders for buses will be zero-emission, which will lead us to have a fleet at the forefront of public transport,» the executive said via his Linkedin account.

Earlier this year, a millionaire investment was announced by the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, who detailed that some €1,001.8 million will be allocated to the technological revolution of the municipal company.

According to the operator, the tender for 150 12-metre electric buses will be launched for €99.9 million.

This will allow EMT to reach 16% electric buses by 2023, with a target of 35% by 2027.

In the same vein, Borja Carabante, the president of the state-owned company, confirmed the information: «With the incorporation of the next 150 electric buses we will put an end to diesel by December 2022».

EMT Madrid investment plan

In January, the Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, presented the axes, objectives and main projects of the ambitious strategic plan that will set the direction of the Empresa Municipal de Transportes (EMT) until 2025.

The Madrid councillor announced that the City Council will allocate a historic investment of 1,001.8 million euros between 2021 and 2025 for the technological revolution of the public company.

The investment plan is divided into five annual instalments of 141.8 million euros in 2021; 215.5 in 2022; 222.3 in 2023; 247.2 in 2024, and 175 in 2025.

Of the total investment, 534.7 million euros will be devoted to the acquisition of a sustainable and efficient bus fleet: 131.7 million euros to construction and 158.2 million euros to innovative technical installations that will improve service to the city and the customer.

In this sense, the economic-financial projection of the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan positions EMT as the public body of reference at both national and European level for the provision of sustainable mobility services.

The corporate objectives defined in the plan set out the strategy of an energy sustainable and efficient organisation, oriented towards the customer and excellence in all its services, technologically innovative, deeply digital, financially sustainable and diversified.


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