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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.
Pioneering automation: Volvo demonstrates autonomous electric bus
20 June 2018
Starting on June 15 and throughout the Volvo Ocean Race competition in Gothenburg, Sweden, the pioneering autonomous Volvo bus will be shown to specially invited guests.
Volvo Ocean Race signals the start for electric articulated buses in Gothenburg
1 June 2018
When Gothenburg, Sweden, welcomes the Volvo Ocean Race on June 14–21, the city will also welcome two all-electric articulated Volvo buses which will carry visitors between downtown Nordstan and the event venue in Frihamnen.
Electric articulated buses being tested in Gothenburg – operations start in June
26 March 2018
In June, regular traffic with electrified buses will expand in Gothenburg. Two prototype all-electric articulated buses will be tested on part of route 16, which has frequent departures and carries a large number of passengers. The trial is being run within the framework of ElectriCity, which since 2015 has been running electrified buses in demo traffic on route 55 in Gothenburg.
Passengers appreciate the silence in electric buses
8 March 2018
ElectriCity and the opportunities for cities and passengers from different user perspectives, was in focus during a recent workshop at Chalmers University of Technology.
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Take a quiet and exhaust emission-free ride!
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.