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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.

Opportunity Charged Electric Buses

In today’s blog I have borrowed a lot of the material from my group mates Johan Larsson, Magnus Broback and from our manager, Jessica Sandström. Volvo Buses has gained experience of charged electric buses, since the introduction of the Sunwin … Continue reading

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How much electricity do you need for an electric bus?

Or, did you ever ask you self: what is the fuel consumption of a hybrid bus? The ElecTrip App has the answer. The general answer to the initial questions is not satisfactory: “it depends on which route you think of”. … Continue reading

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After four weeks vacation without interrupt I now returned to the office. Apart from my constantly failing ambition to exercise extensive laziness in the peaceful summer of Sweden a few other achievements can be reported in the blog today. The … Continue reading

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ElectriCity rapid implementation of Linje 55

In mid April this year, the Lindholmen bus stop was still a construction site. In parallel the construction of charging station at the other terminal station, at Johanneberg science park was ongoing. Linje 55 (route 55) is a good example … Continue reading

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UITP Milan 2015

This year’s UITP congress was hosted by the agent and wonderful city of Milan. Milan has 7.5 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area and thus a multitude of public transport challenges. The requirements for preserving an antique city center in … Continue reading

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More cities want to become smart

Recently, I visited Curitiba to take part in the Smart City Business America. There is a strong interest from cities in Latin America in general and specifically from cities in Brazil to apply new smart technologies for more or less … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race stop-over at Itajai

Being a passionate sailor myself it’s hard to decline an invitation to the Volvo Ocean Race event. The event is visited by hundreds of thousands every third year when it takes place. It is truly one of the most challenging … Continue reading

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