The Spanish municipality of Arganda del Rey, part of the autonomous community of Madrid, has celebrated the arrival of new Scania intercity and urban buses, part of the municipality’s commitment to sustainable mobility and the use of cleaner energy. Five intercity buses and one urban bus, all powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), will contribute to improving air quality by reducing nitrogen oxide and CO2 emissions.
Attendees were able to see the buses presented by Juan Morcillo Pares, CEO of Argabus, who explained their characteristics, performance and most innovative aspects, including access platforms and seats for the disabled, spaces reserved for wheelchairs and other assistive devices for mobility, and the latest anti-fire technology.
The mayor of Arganda, Guillermo Hita wanted to “thank the Regional Transport Consortium and Argabus to continue working with these types of measures that result in improved quality of life of the residents, making our city most livable and sustainable”.
For his part, Managing Director of the Regional Consortium of Transport of Madrid, Juan Ignacio Merino Mesa said these vehicles are “a step on the path of the Strategic Plan for Sustainable Mobility and Modernization of Fleet, which calls for 100% of the fleet to be made up of these type of vehicles: more comfortable, affordable and environmentally smart”.
(Source: Ayuntamiento de Arganda del Rey)