With this investment, EMT Madrid makes considerable progress in the construction plans of its hydrogen refuelling plant for public transport in Madrid - accelerating the decarbonisation of the municipal's public transit fleet.
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With more electric buses to be added, EMT Madrid predicts that the municipal electric fleet will be made up of 190 vehicles by the end of 2022, increasing to 329 vehicles by the end of 2023.
Intelligent Transport’s Leah Hockley sat down with Maitane Berecibar, Omar Hegazy and Aida Abdulah of the ASSURED project to find out more about how the project has worked to overcome the barriers for mass-scale bus electrification, as well as deployment, and delivered key innovations that enable the optimisation of fleet…
In addition to incorporating Dott’s e-bikes to its app for the first time, Citymapper has also added its shared e-scooters to new cities across Europe.
As part of the joint integration, Bird Bikes are now visible in the Spanish capital's Mobility 360 app, while EMT Madrid’s BiciMAD public bike-share service is now accessible through the Bird app.
While bike and scooter usage has increased by 20 per cent in the Metropolis of Barcelona since 2019, AMB’s study has found that growth has been more moderate in Barcelona city.
TMB's new zero-emission bus is fuelled with approximately 20kg of hydrogen per day, from a newly launched supply plant in Zona Franca, and is the first of eight hydrogen buses set to be launched in the country.
Madrid City Council’s addition of 6km to the city’s bus lanes brings the Spanish capital’s total network of bus lanes to nearly 200km – reflecting Madrid’s commitment to promote public transport use and sustainable mobility.
In line with Barcelona’s goal of decarbonisation and sustainable mobility development, TMB will have up to 200 battery-powered electric and hydrogen fuel cell buses in its fleet by the end of 2023.
Following a two-year wait, riders in Madrid are now able to benefit from Voi Technology’s e-scooters once again, with a fleet of 440 e-scooters set to be available to serve the Spanish capital by the end of March 2022.
In line with the aims of its Series D financing round in November 2021, this latest launch enables TIER to expand its presence in the Spanish market – providing riders in Malaga with 300 e-scooters.
Lucía Chávarri, Vice President of New Business at Cabify, addresses the need to re-think current mobility models as cities battle congestion, carbon emissions and inefficient travel, and explains how shared mobility can act as an enabler for such change.
In order to enhance safety and improve the service provided to passengers, Metro de Madrid will use government investment to upgrade escalators, the Fire Protection Systems and the Centralised Traffic Control.
As Line 75 joins the 100 per cent electric bus network, EMT Madrid moves a step closer to achieving 25 per cent of a fully electric fleet by 2025, with 16 electrified bus lines now operating in the capital.
By undertaking the renovation, Metro de Madrid will improve quality levels and increase stability on the underground line between Colombia and Mar de Cristal stations.