Press conference and emission-free bus trip

Public transport of the future is now in place in Swedish Gothenburg! A noiseless and emission-free electric bus operating on renewable electricity, and that stops at Sweden’s first indoor bus stop and allows passengers to charge their mobiles onboard.
The Volvo Group and the ElectriCity project invite you to a press conference and a bus trip in connection with the launch of Electric Bus Route 55 in Gothenburg.

The press conference will commence with the very first trip on the electric bus from Chalmers Johanneberg to Lindholmen in Gothenburg, where the new indoor bus stop is. After this, the parties involved in the ElectriCity collaboration will present the project and answer questions.
A light lunch will be served.

Location: Chalmersplatsen 4, followed by the bus trip to Lindholmen Science Park, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Time: June 15, at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Participating in the press conference: Håkan Karlsson, Executive Vice President Volvo Group, Anneli Hulthén, Chairman of the Municipal Executive Board, Birgitta Losman, Chairman of the Regional Development Committee, Karin Markides, President and CEO of Chalmers University of Technology.

ElectriCity is a collaboration between research, industry and society in which new solutions for sustainable public transport of the future is developed, demonstrated and evaluated. Cooperation partners are the Volvo Group, Västra Götaland Region, Västtrafik, City of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, the Swedish Energy Agency, Johanneberg Science Park, Lindholmen Science Park, Business Region Gothenburg, Göteborg Energi, Älvstranden Utveckling, Akademiska Hus and Chalmers Fastigheter.

Read more: http://www.goteborgelectricity.se/

May 11, 2015

Reporters who wish to attend the press conference, please contact

Karin Wik, Volvo Group Media Relations, karin.wik@volvo.com

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Volvo Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. The Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 283 billion in 2014, and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, visit www.volvokoncernen.se or www.volvogroup.mobi for those using a mobile phone.

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