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The Gothenburg delivery

A complete e-mobility system with 145 electric buses 

In one giant step, Volvo Buses delivered 145 electric buses to the City of Gothenburg. A complete system solution including charging infrastructure. With the introduction of the new fleet of Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated buses, we helped Gothenburg electrify 35% of its city bus fleet. On a yearly basis, this will reduce CO2 emissions by 14,500 tonnes, and passengers will enjoy silent buses at bus stops more than 17,640,000 times per year. It’s a major step in creating a more sustainable city – a Zero City with zero emissions and zero noise. Imagine what electric Volvo buses could do for your city.

A new awakening

Delivery of 145 silent and clean electric buses to Gothenburg

Delivery of an electric bus system

Implementation of a complete system of 145 electric buses with charging infrastructure is a complex task. Route length, frequency, capacity and local regulations all translate into different e-mobility solutions for each individual city. Volvo has long experience of the simulation and subsequent implementation of electric bus networks in a number of cities. Read more about how we electrified 35% of the city bus fleet in Gothenburg.

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  • Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated is one of Volvo Buses’ latest contributions to the transition towards sustainable public transport. Press play on the image below and find out how this state-of-the-art-bus is made.

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  • Driving technique has an important impact on the energy consumption of an electric bus. In Gothenburg, Sweden, 750 drivers are preparing for one of the biggest transitions to electric public transport in northern Europe.

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  • More and more cities around Europe are investing in fossil-free and sustainable public transport. With 145 Volvo Electric Articulated buses, Gothenburg, Sweden, takes the step to large-scale electrified public transport in December. The goal is for all city buses in the region to be electric by 2030.

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  • Volvo Buses continues to strengthen its position on the European market for electromobility system solutions and electrically powered buses. Over the past year´s the company has received a large number of new orders from various cities throughout Europe. Lodz in Poland, Den Bosch in The Netherlands, Bodö and Ålesund in Norway, Aarhus in Denmark, Gothenburg and Malmö in Sweden and Luxemburg are just some of the cities that have chosen to electrify their public transport system in partnership with Volvo. And despite the Covid-19 pandemic the demand for electrification of public transports continue.

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  • Volvo Buses has received the largest single order for electric buses in Europe. Volvo Buses will deliver 157 electric articulated buses to Transdev starting in 2020. The buses will operate on a number of routes in Gothenburg. With their introduction, emissions and noise will be significantly reduced, and the electric buses will be able to operate in sensitive areas or zones with special restrictions.

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