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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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Hamburg inauguration Line 109

Last week the Innovation Line 109 was inaugurated in Hamburg. Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid / Plug-in was in pole position (see video). The event was hosted by Hamburg Mayor Olaf Scholz who is strongly driving the implementation of sustainable Public Transports … Continue reading

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On fuel price and tender requirements

In 1987 the Brundtland commission presented its report on defining sustainability. The conclusions were summarized like this: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. … Continue reading

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Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award 2014

The Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award was has already come to its fourth year. The award ceremony was, as all years so far, held in Bangalore India. I had once more the honor to be a member of the jury. Participation … Continue reading

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