EMT TO RENEW BUS FLEET WITH 460 CNG BUSES FOR 138 MILLION EURO
After consent of the Council of Madrid the Madrid Municipal Transport Company (EMT) has approved an investment of 138 million euro for the acquisition of 460 new CNG buses for the municipal fleet. The tender was opened in April this year en closed at the end of May. The winning manufacturers are Mercedes-Benz with their Citaro NGT (276 units) and Scania with the N280-CNG (184 units).
The EMT tender was divided in two lots, 1: Supply of 276 standard CNG buses, valued at EUR 82.8 million and lot 2: Supply of 184 standard CNG buses, valued at EUR 55.2 million.
This order for in total 460 buses is the largest in economic volume in the history of EMT and also one of the largest by number of vehicles. Delivery will start next year with 230 buses followed in 2020 by another 230. These 460 vehicles join the 689 purchased by the municipal company between 2016 and 2018. In just five years EMT has invested in 1,349 buses. This means that in four years time EMT will have renewed 70% of its fleet with an investment effort of close to 350 million euro.
For EMT and the city of Madrid the most important milestone of this renewal of the municipal bus fleet is to meet the commitments of the current municipal government team and the requirements of the 'Quality Plan A of Air' that the entire fleet of EMT is powered by low or non polluting fuels in 2020.