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Electric Worksite begins testing electric construction machines in Gothenburg
24 September 2021
The testing of electric work machines within the Electric Worksite project are now underway. In September, the tests began with an electric compact crawler excavator and an electric compact wheel loader in Färjenäsparken in Gothenburg, where the City Park and Nature Administration is constructing a park by the Göta Älv. In the near future, more tests will follow in urban environments, as a first step in a large system demonstration. Everything from the logistics around the machines to the actual maneuvering and power supply issues, will be tested to get important data for larger demonstrations in the future.
New tests on electric buses within the ElectriCity collaboration
12 July 2021
After the successful tests on ElectriCity's demonstration arena on route 55 and EL16 in Gothenburg, the collaboration is now starting a new test bed for electric buses. The purpose is to accelerate innovation for public transport through tests in real urban traffic environments.
New cooperation electrifies construction sites in western Sweden
22 June 2021
In a new ElectriCity project, several big actors are now taking concrete steps to electrify construction sites. With a focus on, among other things, building and construction projects and street maintenance, they will test how electric work machines can work in real environments in Gothenburg. Electrification in the sector is a central part of the adjustment required to achieve important environmental and climate goals.
Determined to accelerate the change to a fully electric, climate-neutral future
3 June 2021
When Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar's CEO, visited Lindholmen Connected, he talked about both his vision for future mobility and Polestar's journey as a company and brand. Innovation and passion are important elements when looking ahead to create the first truly climate-neutral car by 2030.
5G in autonomous shuttles enables important developments
20 April 2021
The autonomous shuttles in Drive Sweden project S3, that can be seen on route 56 in Gothenburg, have been updated with 5G technology. This enhances their connection with the so called control towers and marks an important step for a greater introduction of autonomous vehicles in public transport.
Routes 55 and EL16 comes to a stop - but ElectriCity keeps on going
11 December 2020
The demonstration arena for route 55 and EL16 comes to an end in December. After five years, the two test routes for electrified bus traffic are ready to pass on the torch to electric buses in regular traffic.
Great results from RIVSILON pilots on IT for public transport
16 October 2020
Since 2018 the RIVSILON project has been a part of the ElectriCity collaboration. By using ITxPT specifications a series of pilots and test have been carried out in order for, among other things, plug and play solutions for the IT systems to work, enabling different systems to work together. After successful results, new services have been developed and here you can take part of ITxPT's case study from the project.
150 new electric buses hit the streets of the Gothenburg region
7 October 2020
As of December, Västtrafik will introduce about 150 electric buses on 34 routes in Gothenburg, Mölndal and Partille. The scale-up makes western Sweden the largest region in the Nordics when it comes to electric buses and the large introduction of electric buses that the people of Gothenburg are now witnessing is in parts a result of the ElectriCity collaboration's tests on line 55 and EL16.
Gothenburg first out to introduce electric bookmobiles in Sweden
27 August 2020
Two new fully electric bookmobiles – the first of its kind in Sweden – are now being introduced in the City of Gothenburg. The two Volvo buses, ordered by the Cultural Affairs Administration, have a playful design inspired by the space, the sea and the forest to attract more people to take part of what the libraries offer. The bus model is one which has been used on the ElectriCity collaboration's demonstration arena route 55.
Route 55 reaches the goal line - with massive introduction of electric buses as a result
30 June 2020
In December, Västtrafik introduces about 160 new electric buses for Gothenburg, Mölndal and Partille. In total, around 200 electric buses will be operating in the Gothenburg area. An important part of paving the way for this large introduction of electric buses has been ElectriCity's demonstration arena route 55, which thus ends.
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Electric buses on route 55 and EL16
Electric buses now operate on route 55 and part of route 16.
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