UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2017 in Montreal

This year’s UITP congress brought me three insights and one award. Insight 1: Electromobility is beyond the tipping point Cities, bus manufacturers, bus operators all had the same message: “We are now going to implement electromobility”. Hybrid, plug-in hybrids or … Continue reading →

More than 7 000 visitors

Gotheburg has become a must and worth-a-journey for public transport authorities and bus operators from all over the world. The Volvo Bus Experience Center has hosted visits of more than 7000 persons from all over the world. Who would have … Continue reading →

6th Edition of the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards

Another year has passed and the ceremony for the 6th  Edition of the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards was held in New Delhi the 12th of January. The guests were welcomed by Volvo Bus President Håkan Agnevall who hosted the meeting … Continue reading →

Diesel vehicles will be removed from Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens by 2025

At the C40 meeting in Mexico City Mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens join forces and ban diesel by 2025. As Diesel, Gasoline and Gas nowadays are meeting the same emission legislation in leading cities around the world … Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →