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Inauguration of a new OPPCharge station

Last week, a new Charging station was inaugurated in Göteborg. It took place at a spot close to the southern archipelago of Gothenburg. Photo of Vinga viewed from Vrångö The OPPCharge community has now grown to 16 automatic fast chargers. … Continue reading

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ElectriCity 1 year

The ElectriCity partnership has been underway in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2013. The 14 partners have summarized their experiences so far in a report. ElectriCity is about: A new bus route – route 55 – with electric buses operating in the … Continue reading

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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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