Persontrafikmässan 2012

Last week the annual public transport fair was held in Gothenburg. Of course we had the hybrid at the stand. The Hybrid has now been sold in close to 1000 units since the introduction 2010.

Volvo Hybrid sales map

Volvo Hybrid sales map

The hybrid sales will soon exceed one thousand units of which more than 800 in Europe.

During the last year Sweden has increased the numbers from zero to more than 50 units. The importance of not wasting energy is more and more in the awareness of the political leadership. There are obviously two formalized drivers:
1, The European 20 20 20 targets
2, The European Directive for public procurement

Among the prominent visits was the Swedish minister for infrastructure; Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd visited Volvo Buses and had discussions with Håkan Karlsson (to the right). Ulf Gustafsson, public affairs Volvo Buses (in the middle) is amusing the visitors.

Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd

Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd, Swedish minister for infrastructure

Energy efficient and clean buses provides for a bright future!

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.
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