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Electrification of Gothenburg's public transport was highlighted by UITP
8 July 2019
Västtrafik's work on electrifying public transport in Gothenburg and West Sweden was recognized during UITP's World Congress in Stockholm in June. As part of the campaign "Redefining public transport", Västtrafik has made a film showing how electrified traffic transforms the city and people's everyday lives.
160 new electric buses in the Gothenburg area
3 July 2019
Next year, Västtrafik starts driving 160 electric buses in Gothenburg, Mölndal and Partille. It is clear since Västtrafik completed its procurement of public transport in the metropolitan area. The investment means that Västtrafik will be the leader in Sweden with regard to electric buses.
Volvo Penta, ABB and Chalmers to conduct feasibility study on fast charging-at-sea
28 June 2019
Collaboration will assess possible solutions for fast charging in marine applications.
New Volvo steering has positive effects for drivers on route 55
27 June 2019
In the summer of 2017, Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) was installed in the electric buses on route 55 in Gothenburg. The result of a long-term study done on this test clearly shows that this new steering can reduce work-related physical problems among the bus drivers.
Successful testing of electric articulated buses on route 16
17 May 2019
Concept electric articulated buses started being tested on parts of route 16 in Gothenburg in mid-June last year. How did the tests go? Does the technology work? What do passengers think?
ElectriCity Test Arena for Air Quality Measurement
3 April 2019
How can air quality in Gothenburg be measured in a smarter and more cost-effective way? A group of Chalmers University of Technology students will study this question in collaboration with ElectriCity. An electrified bus on line 55 will function as a mobile measuring station during operation on its normal route.
Electric city buses increase passenger satisfaction
2 April 2019
Since their inception almost four years ago, Volvo’s all-electric buses operating on route 55 in Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that they are a viable and sustainable public transport solution for urban areas. Now the latest customer satisfaction survey results show that its passengers are also increasingly satisfied with the route.
Electric mobile libraries will enter into traffic in Gothenburg
5 March 2019
What is probably some of the world’s first electric mobile libraries will enter into traffic in Gothenburg, Sweden, next summer. Gothenburg City Library invests in modern, sustainable mobile libraries from Volvo.
ElectriCity takes to the water with Volvo Penta
5 February 2019
In the next phase of Gothenburg’s drive to connect its residents with a seamless citywide low emission commuting network, a Volvo Penta powered electric ferry service is being introduced into the ElectriCity transport ecosystem.
How Geofencing can become part of our cities
6 December 2018
The new action plan for geofencing is to eventually make cities safer, the air cleaner and the noise level lower. The measures in the action plan also contribute to improved accessibility through a calmer and more consistent pace of traffic.
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Electric buses on route 55 and EL16
Electric buses now operate on route 55 and part of route 16.
For researchers and companies
ElectriCity gives research institutes and companies scope for developing solutions for sustainable travel.
Lindholmen Software Development Day 2019
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