August 15, 2019. Iveco Bus delivers the first eight units of the 60 Urbanway compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, awarded by the Municipal Transport Company (EMT) of Palma, Spain, earlier this year, and which will strengthen the capacity of lines 5, 7 and 8 with 5,000 more seats. With this request, the objectives of both companies are unified: the promotion of sustainable mobility and the commitment to reduce emissions in passenger transport.
The renewal of the EMT fleet in Palma strengthens its commitment to alternative energy, such as natural gas, and the search for the improvement of urban transport in Palma de Mallorca. The delivery ceremony, held at the City Council of Palma, was attended by Jose Hila, Mayor of Palma, Francesc Dalmau, Deputy Mayor of Sustainable Mobility, Mateu Marcús, Manager of the Municipal Transport Company of Palma (EMT), and Juan Miguel Vázquez, Director of the Iveco Bus brand in Spain, who said that “we are at a crucial moment in which administrations are making a significant effort to invest in increasingly less polluting vehicles. This whole framework highlights the importance of urban public transport in our lives and, as a manufacturer, I am proud to contribute to it through the products and services of Iveco Bus.”
“These are two very good news for Palma that reflect the commitment of the government team for public transport that offers comfortable alternatives,” added Jose Hila. The event has also been attended by the Councilor for the City Model, Decent Housing and Sustainability, Neus Truyol, the Councilor for Social Justice, Feminism and LGTBI, Sonia Vivas and the General Director of Mobility, Irene Nombela.