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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.

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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Celebrating 800 hybrids in UK

Last week I had the opportunity to visit London. Hybrid Double Decker buses dominate the bus traffic in the centre of London. Early 2009 the first 6 Volvo hybrid double decker buses (B5LH) were put into service in London. It … Continue reading

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What if all buses and coaches were electric?

If all Swedish buses and coaches were to be electrified, the total energy use would decrease and the shift from diesel and gas fuels to electricity would lead to an increase of the electric energy use by 1.2% compared to … Continue reading

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Mexico City

On Wednesday the 20th of January Mexico City signed a memorandum of understanding with Volvo. The partners will cooperate to share information with the objective to realize environmentally sane public transports. Mexico City has 9 million inhabitants and the region/urban … Continue reading

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