The second edition of the Global Mobility Call, the IFEMA-backed congress and expo dedicated to sustainable mobility, is taking place in Madrid from October 24 to 26.

This event is expected to host over 10,000 professionals from 25 countries, with a notable representation from European and Latin American companies. Sustainable Bus is media partner of the exhibition, and our editorial staff has been in Madrid to attend it.

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The expo features the participation of major players from the operators landscape as EMT Madrid, Arriva Spain, and Avanza. Karsan is the only bus manufacturer attending, took the opportunity to demonstrate their autonomous e-Atak. Also at the show a hydrogen-powered CaetanoBus bus.

Amidst these discussions and exhibitions, the Italian startup Busforfun as well as software compannies Optibus, ioki, and the MaaS specialist Meep contribute to the wider discourse on the future of mobility.

EMT strategy at Global Mobility Call

One of the key highlights of this year’s Global Mobility Call is the “Public Transport as the Backbone of Sustainable Mobility for Citizens” congress.

“Public transport is 4 times more energy-efficient and 10 times safer than private vehicles. For each euro spent in public transport, 5 euros are generated”, stressed Dionisio Gonzalez, Director of Advocacy and Outreach at UITP, in the opening.

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EMT Madrid Managing Director Alfonso Sánchez Vicente stated: “Our strategic plan for 2021 – 2025 relies on the support of Madrid Council that allows us to have 1 billion euros for energy transition. Also Next Generation EU funds are helping us making this investment reality. It’s a path that have no return. Total electrification of the bus fleet will be achieved by 2033. We are going to roll out 100 e-buses per years, and this figures will be increase to over 200 per year”

This year’s event boasts a 76% increase in participation, with 104 exhibitors compared to 2022. Moreover, international companies now make up 25% of the total, a significant jump from the 10% seen in the previous edition.


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