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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.

Smart Gas

No two cities are alike. But, they often share similar challenges. It is therefore becoming increasingly important to propose common concepts in a “city context”. Traditionally, we have focused on the bus and its impact. Going forward, the imperative would … Continue reading

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Volvo Technology Award 2016

In June 2015 Volvo and the ElectriCity partners introduced electric buses on a new bus route, route 55, in Göteborg (see the blog from the 26th of June). It has become an unusual success with a ridership that beats the … Continue reading

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ElekBu 2016

  I’m sitting at the airport on my way from this year’s electric bus conference, ElekBu 2016, in Berlin. Professor Müller-Hellman was moderating the seminars and the debates and he has been the pro-motor since the start 7 years ago … Continue reading

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Opportunity Charged Electric Buses

In today’s blog I have borrowed a lot of the material from my group mates Johan Larsson, Magnus Broback and from our manager, Jessica Sandström. Volvo Buses has gained experience of charged electric buses, since the introduction of the Sunwin … Continue reading

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How much electricity do you need for an electric bus?

Or, did you ever ask you self: what is the fuel consumption of a hybrid bus? The ElecTrip App has the answer. The general answer to the initial questions is not satisfactory: “it depends on which route you think of”. … Continue reading

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Vacation

After four weeks vacation without interrupt I now returned to the office. Apart from my constantly failing ambition to exercise extensive laziness in the peaceful summer of Sweden a few other achievements can be reported in the blog today. The … Continue reading

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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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