Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Madrid bans new taxis and buses running on diesel

lberto Ruiz-Gallardón, Mayor of Madrid has announced last week during an informative breakfast meeting in Madrid that the City Council of Madrid is preparing a regulation that will prevent the purchase of new taxis and urban buses running on diesel.

“The Transport Municipal Company (EMT) will not buy diesel vehicles and the taxis renovation will not be done with diesel vehicles anymore” declared Gallardón.

This decision was taken because diesel models emit too much NO2. Madrid is the first European city that acts against Diesel technology for environmental reasons. The municipality will not force to buy any special technology, but will establish a control not only in terms of CO2 but also regarding the NO2 emissions.

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