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 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.
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.