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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.
Europe's largest order of electric buses to Gothenburg
8 November 2019
Another 157 electric buses will be operating in the Gothenburg area. The order of the buses is the single largest in Europe and the partners of this deal are Transdev and Volvo. The addition of more electric buses will mean a quieter and cleaner urban environment for the citizens of Gothenburg.
Elvy - Västtrafik's first electric hybrid ferry
29 October 2019
On October 25, Elvy, Västtrafik's new electric hybrid ferry was christened. The ferry is expected to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions of nitric oxide and particles and is a first step for more electric ferries on the river, something that ElectriCity is also working on.
One in a million on line 55
3 October 2019
‘I'm one in a million’ is the message at the back of some of the ElectriCity buses on line 55 in Gothenburg. The message highlights that the buses on line 55 are some of the one million connected vehicles from the Volvo Group, which now rolls around the world.
More electric buses in Gothenburg
2 October 2019
Västtrafik is taking new steps in the transition to fully electric public transport. On 2 October they launched the first of a total of 30 new electric buses in Gothenburg. The new buses will operate on line 60. In addition, another 160 buses will be coming to the city next year and the goal is that within ten years all public transport in Western Sweden will be electric.
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?
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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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