Noise no more

Yesterday Volvo Group President and CEO Olof Persson and Mayor, Chairman of the City Executive in Gothenburg Anneli Hulthén and  Chairman of the regional board Västra Götaland Gert-Inge Andersson, presented a common project towards a silent city.

The press release starts: “ Buses that glide noiselessly without emissions, that pick up passengers indoors and which are powered by a renewable source of electricity – this will become a reality in 2015, through the launch of an ultramodern bus service in Gothenburg.”

ElectriCity presented in Nordstan, Göteborg

ElectriCity presented in Nordstan, Göteborg

ElectriCity Bus attracted a lot of interested visitors. The point of demonstrating the new potential of connecting clean and silent busses to elements of city planning was hands-on demonstrated by running the bus into the Nordstan shopping mall. Volvo President and CEO in front of the bus.

It’s about demonstrating a new public transport system in a new arena . Additionally to the plug-in and electric buses that will run in the new rout new bus-stop solutions, traffic-routing systems, safety concepts and energy supply models will make the public transports more available and attractive.

ElectriCity bus at Drottningtorget

ElectriCity bus at Drottningtorget

The Göteborg ElectriCity project will demonstrate attractive public transports.

The new electric bus-service initiative was launched by the Volvo Group in cooperation with the Swedish Energy Agency, the Region Västra Götaland, the City of Gothenburg , Göteborg Energi, Västtrafik, Lindholmen Science Park, and Johanneberg Science Park.

About volvobuses

Adjunct Professor of Catalysis at Chalmers University of Technology. Lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, with my wife and three daughters born in 1991, 1994 and 1997. Is a passionate runner with a half marathon personal best of 1.24.
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