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160 new electric buses in the Gothenburg area

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.
Photo: Eddie Löthman

The agreement worth SEK 8 billion was awarded to the transport company Transdev. Västtrafik's largest procurement of bus traffic ever includes 30 new electric buses. In the procurement, there were also options for another 130 electric buses, which Västtrafik decided to trigger at the signing of the agreement.

Already this year, Västtrafik launches 60 electric buses, and together with the new ones, this means a total of 220 electric buses in traffic next year. This makes the company a leader in Sweden in the transition to an electric public transport.

"The transition to a fully powered city traffic is crucial for us to be able to reach the high environmental goals we have. At the same time, we reduce noise and emissions so that people feel better and we can build denser, more attractive cities. It feels great that we are so far ahead of the development and we hope it will inspire more regions to take the same steps,” says Lars Backström, CEO of Västtrafik.

Read the full press release (Swe)