The Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT) has unveiled the first 15 electric buses being introduced into its fleet; the 12-meter Irizar buses will service three central lines within the Spanish capital. Each bus has the capacity to hold 76 people and a daily range of more than 200 kilometers (124 miles).
In addition, Irizar e-mobility has provided 15 chargers for these vehicles to be charged overnight in depot.
The vehicle features the Eco Assist system, which helps the driver with driving optimisation in real time, thus reducing energy consumption and increasing the range of the bus.
The electric buses will run on lines 1 (Prosperidad-Cristo Rey), 26 (Tirso de Molina-Diego de León) and 44 (Callao-Marqués de Viana).
This model has already been operating for almost 4 years in a dozen European cities with proven range, efficiency and reliability.
In addition to the 12-meter long buses and the Irizar ie tram, the company offers a 10.8-meter city bus and the Irizar ie bus, an 18-meter long articulated bus, as well as other electric vehicles.