Three more Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered buses have been added to the fleets of the Community of Madrid, this time in the Municipality of Villarejo de Salvanés. The buses will service lines 351 and 352, which connect Madrid with the municipality. 71.4% of 1,832 intercity buses in the region use clean energy.
The new CNG buses, presented by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Housing and Infrastructure, Jesus Valverde, are said to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 20%, reduce noise by 50% and deliver 50% savings in fuel costs compared to gasoline vehicles and up to 35% compared to diesel.
The Community of Madrid, through the Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid, is committed to the renewal of its fleet of buses, with up-to-date models that combine safety and comfort to the users, while being more efficient and ecological.
Also, thanks to the constant renewal of the bus fleet with cleaner vehicles, Madrid complies fully with the objective of avoiding the emission of 4.5 million tons of CO2 per year that was set for 2012. In fact, according to the Emissions Inventory of Community of Madrid, it has managed to avoid emitting into the atmosphere 10.8 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in recent years.
(Source: Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid)
Last week, NGV Global published news about Madrid’s Municipality of Arganda del Rey celebrating the arrival of new Scania intercity and urban buses. The Municipality of Leganés, commissioned 14 new intercity CNG buses in January 2015. These and more stories about natural gas buses in Madrid are available on NGV Global News.