Madrid's Municipal Transport Company (Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid - EMT) has for the fifth time awarded an order to Irizar e-mobility this time consisting of 90 buses. When this new order is delivered EMT Madrid will have a total of 175 zero-emissions Irizar buses in its fleet. It's the largest order of electric buses awarded to Irizar e-mobility up to now and it's the largest tender for electric buses by EMT of Madrid to date.
The zero-emissions Irizar vehicles will have latest generation Irizar batteries with more than 430 kWh of energy. The traction unit of the vehicles will be a central 206 kW motor. The buses can be charged using an inverted pantograph or by slow-charging in-depot. Individualized tests were done by EMT Madrid to measure the range and efficiency requirements to award the tender and the Irizar ie bus scored a record results with a range exceeding more than 350 km. The vehicles will be 12 metres long, have two doors, 28 passenger seats, one driver's seat and two wheelchair areas. Cameras replaces the rear view mirrors. The EMT of Madrid will add 175 electric Irizar buses to its fleet with this new order. In the words of Carlos Sierra, Director of Transport Service at EMT Madrid: “The EMT has been electrifying their fleet for several years. Irizar e-mobility has been by our side during the process of technological transformation and in our strategy that will make it possible to have 25% of our fleet being electric in 2025.”