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 to show that the lead-time to go from traditional buses to an electrified bus system is close to equal to the delivery time of the buses.

lindholmen indoor bus stop april 15

Lindholmen indoor bus stop and charging station was still under construction in April, 2015.

The project leader, Johan Larsson, was dedicated and worked closely with the partners in the ElectriCity project. In the background: the rapid door, the ElectriCity bus and the SVP for City Mobility in Volvo Buses, Jessica Sandström.

The project leader, Johan Larsson, was dedicated and worked closely with the partners in the ElectriCity project. In the background: the rapid door, the ElectriCity bus and the SVP for City Mobility in Volvo Buses, Jessica Sandström.

On monday the 15th of June the bus traffic started on the new bus route in Gothenburg, “Linje 55”. The press conference was hosted by the top management of the Volvo Group, Håkan Karlsson and Volvo Buses CEO Håkan Agnevall met with the international invitees.
As the Volvo Ocean Race ships finish this week the buses will give service to several hundred invitees from all over the world already the second week.

Linje 55 has already become a success. The buses are busy all day.
While Linje 55 already is ground breaking and extraordinary a lot if side projects has started and I’m sure I will have good reasons to come back to Linje 55 in the blog to report further on the progress.

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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2 Responses to ElectriCity rapid implementation of Linje 55

  1. Mr Jobson, can you inbox me your contact email and other coordinates with reference to an international conference on Sustainable Smart Cites in India?

  2. Pingback: Volvo Technology Award 2016 | Environmental blog

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