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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 its goal - 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.
Ericsson – an engine for Lindholmen Science Park's growth
2 June 2020
Ericsson's building is situated at the very end of the Lindholmen pier and looks out over the river. The fact that the telecom giant made the decision at the end of the 1990s to establish a location there was a crucial part of Lindholmen Science Park's innovative ecosystem becoming a reality 20 years ago. Ericsson's former site manager Åke Johansson talks about creative decisions, crises and the strength of the cluster.
Martin Lundstedt at Lindholmen Connected
29 May 2020
Martin Lundstedt, CEO and head of Volvo was the guest speaker for the first Lindholmen Connected webcast with nearly 500 people in attendance. He provided insight into how the Volvo Group views a world that has been dramatically changed by the corona pandemic, how Volvo and the world may be able to start up again with a shift in future focus and the importance of Lindholmen Science Park's ecosystem.
Electric buses and outlooks in new film about ElectriCity
13 May 2020
A new film from Ericsson, one of ElectriCity's 16 partners, highlights the ElectriCity collaboration and how our unique way of working has contributed to placing Gothenburg at the forefront when it comes to electrified public transports.
ElectriCity's results lead the way forward
23 April 2020
Fully electrified bus traffic on several routes in Gothenburg, procurements of a record number of electric buses, indoor bus stops and countless tests. But also a broader scope focusing on, among other things, the electrification of commuter ferries and construction sites, air quality studies and urban planning. These are some of the results that the ElectriCity collaboration has produced. Here you can read more about our progress and how we are using our experiences in the continued work on more electrification for a sustainable society.
Continue to collaborate for future opportunities
26 March 2020
Never has collaboration been as important as it is now. Various measures are currently being taken to support the Swedish economy and mitigate the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak. Within the innovation system, we can contribute by continuing to look ahead. "We need to find and establish new ways and forms to quickly get the pace up once the situation has stabilized," says Tord Hermansson, CEO of Lindholmen Science Park.
EU commissioner visited ElectriCity
9 March 2020
ElectriCity continues to draw a lot of interest. Last week EU commissioner Margrethe Vestager, responsible for digitalisation and working on the "Europe fit for the digital age" program, came for a visit. The theme of the day was "Technology with a purpose". The commissioner got to see new technology being tested out in the real world through ElectriCity and a tour on the electric bus on route 55.
ABB and Transdev join ElectriCity
20 February 2020
The ElectriCity collaboration is expanding. When Transdev and ABB now are becoming members, the number of partners increases to 16, new competence is added and the opportunities for future work and tests also receive a substantial contribution.
Unique demonstration of autonomous bus
13 November 2019
The potential an autonomous bus can have in a bus depot was demonstrated on November 12 by Volvo Buses and Keolis. An electric and autonomous bus then drove itself between different stations a bus needs to visit in the depot between the shifts. The demonstration is one of the first in the world and represents an important step on the road to more autonomous vehicles as well as safer, cleaner and more efficient public transport.
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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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