Feb 6, 2023 - 01:29 pm
15 chargers commissioned for electric trucks in Gothenburg
The new charging hub is one of Sweden’s largest charging stations for electric trucks and was put into operation by E-Mobility, a subsidy of the Soltech Group. The 15 fast-charging points are located at Gothenburgs Lastbilscentral (GLC) hub in the Swedish city.
Feb 3, 2023 - 03:22 pm
Mellor scores another e-bus order from Sweden
British bus manufacturer Mellor has received an order from Sweden. Public transport operator Connect Bus orders 42 electric buses of the Sigma line, which Mellor debuted in 2021. The minibuses on order are headed for Gothenburg.
Jan 18, 2023 - 06:06 pm
Electric trucks on the roll in Gothenburg port
Skaraslättens Transport now employs two electric trucks for container transport at the port of Gothenburg. A third electric truck is to be added soon. But this is only the beginning: in 2023, more electric trucks from a second freight forwarder are to follow – and in significantly higher numbers.
Jan 14, 2023 - 01:49 pm
Consortium to build truck charging network in Sweden
A consortium of three Nordic companies wants to implement a nationwide fast-charging network for electric trucks in Sweden. The aim is to provide infrastructure for some of the 85,000 heavy trucks currently using Swedish roads, that will need charging facilities if they are to convert to electric power.
Mar 4, 2022 - 03:11 pm
Volvo tests inductive charging in Gothenburg
Volvo Cars is working with partners to test wireless charging of electric cars: In Gothenburg, a small fleet of Volvo XC40 Recharge cabs equipped with an inductive charging solution from Momentum Dynamics is now on the road.
Nov 16, 2021 - 04:44 pm
Volvo announces plans for another European plant
Volvo Cars is planning a significant expansion of its production capacities and intends to build another plant in Europe in the medium term. Initially, production capacity at the existing European plants in Torslanda near Gothenburg and Ghent in Belgium is to increase to 1.2 million vehicles.
Jun 8, 2021 - 02:40 pm
DFDS receives electric truck to supply Volvo factory
Northern European shipping and logistics company DFDS and Volvo Trucks are cooperating to electrify heavy truck transport. As a first step, DFDS will operate a fully electric truck to deliver parts to the Volvo truck factory near Gothenburg.
May 6, 2021 - 02:27 pm
Keolis to deploy electric bendy-buses in Gothenburg
Keolis has been awarded a ten-year contract worth €150 million to run electric buses in Gothenburg, Sweden. The contract with the Västraffik transport association is due to take effect in June 2022 and involves replacing the city’s biogas and biodiesel buses.
Mar 8, 2021 - 01:28 pm
Sweden: Emobility testbed SEEL to become even bigger
The ‘Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory’ or SEEL for short, designed to make the country a hotbed for e-mobility, will grow larger than planned. The partners, which include Volvo and Scania as well as Chalmers University of Technology and RISE, now designated three sites.
Feb 24, 2021 - 01:56 am
Volvo & DHL Freight start pilot with e-semi-trailer
DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks want to jointly drive forward the introduction of purely electric heavy trucks for regional transport in Europe. In a pilot project in Sweden, a Volvo electric truck will be tested over longer distances.
Feb 9, 2021 - 04:39 pm
Stena Line plans two e-ferries on the Baltic Sea
The Swedish shipping company Stena Line plans to operate two battery-powered ships on the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn route “before 2030”. The first of the two electric ferries, whose name and key data have already been determined, is to be ordered by 2025 at the latest.
Jan 13, 2021 - 01:54 pm
Gothenburg to test emission-free ‘Green City Zone’
Starting in the spring of 2021, the Swedish port city of Gothenburg is planning to establish a zero-emission urban area under the title ‘Gothenburg Green City Zone,’ which will have a variety of climate-neutral modes of transport and a networked infrastructure.
Oct 8, 2020 - 08:38 pm
Volvo runs two electric book buses in Sweden (video)
Those having grown up in the more rural areas or outer districts of a town may remember the book buses. Volvo has given the concept of these mobile libraries new life as they launch two all-electric buses full of books in Gothenburg.
Jan 27, 2020 - 01:54 pm
EU project REVIVE: fuel cell systems for garbage trucks
As part of the EU-funded project REVIVE (Refuse Vehicle Innovation and Validation in Europe), a fleet of 15 electric vehicles for refuse collection is to be built and put into operation by 2021. The trucks will have a fuel cell system to increase the range.
Nov 6, 2019 - 01:03 pm
SE: Volvo to deliver 157 electric buses for Transdev
In Sweden, Volvo Buses will deliver 157 electric articulated buses to Transdev starting in 2020. All of the coaches will be Volvo’s 7900 Electric Articulated model and will operate on several lines in the city of Gothenburg.
Jul 8, 2019 - 04:11 pm
Transdev coming to Gothenburg with e-buses
Transdev has been selected by the transport authority Västtrafik as the bus operator for the Gothenburg area for the next ten years. Transdev will operate 370 buses of which 160 are new electric buses by December 2020.
Dec 6, 2018 - 05:41 pm
Volvo bus batteries find 2nd life as solar energy storage
A project in Gothenburg is using old Volvo bus batteries as a stationary energy storage with 200 kWh capacity. The pilot project is being run by the bus manufacturer Göteborg Energi, the housing association Riksbyggen and the Johanneberg Science Park.
Oct 5, 2018 - 04:22 pm
First Polestar 1 electric cars rolling off the lines (video)
Volvo’s electronic performance brand Polestar has finally begun making their first vehicle, the Polestar 1, which they had introduced a year ago. Yesterday, Polestar announced having completed 34 of the electric supercars in Sweden – as a handmade series for testing.
Jul 2, 2018 - 12:20 pm
Sweden establishes e-mobility testbed worth 1BN SEK
Carmakers Volvo and Volkswagen’s Scania together with the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), and Chalmers University of Technology are establishing a testbed for electric mobility. With funding from the Swedish government the investment totals one billion krona (about 96M euro).
Jun 25, 2018 - 07:05 pm
Sweden: Alelion supplying heavy-duty EV batteries
Swedish Alelion has been selected to supply batteries for Germany’s KAMAG Transporttechnik who wants to electrify one of their heavy-duty truck models. The order is worth 1.4M euros and part of a joint development project starting this year.
Jun 11, 2018 - 04:48 pm
Swedish-Danish ferry route gets electrified gradually
Swedish Stena Line that operates a ferry service between Gothenburg and Danish Frederikshavn has made a deal with with Callenberg Technology Group. In three stages signified by different sized batteries, they want to electrify the vessel Stena Jutlandica.
Mar 28, 2018 - 08:12 pm
Tesla got a ‘dangerous transport’ problem in Norway
Tesla’s electric car shipments keep getting stopped or even shut down in Norway, for using dangerous transporters, which do not conform to Norwegian transport rules. One of the trucks has even crashed and the EV maker is facing a tough decision.
Feb 13, 2018 - 01:54 pm
Polestar begins construction of new HQ
The Volvo EV brand Polestar has begun construction of a new headquarters located in the Swedish Torslanda, near Gothenburg. They plan to finish construction by September 2018.
Jan 2, 2018 - 11:27 am
Geely acquires shares in AB Volvo
After taking over Swedish carmaker Volvo 2010, the Chinese Geely group is now also owning parts of the separately operating truck specialist AB Volvo. Geely replaces investor Cevian Capital and thus acquires shares worth 2,8bn euros.
Jun 16, 2017 - 08:43 am
London, Gothenburg, BlueCity, H2 Mobility, Aspen.
London gets 36 electric buses: BYD and ADL (Alexander Dennis Limited) managed to get a letter of intent from transport provider RATP Dev to acquire 36 electric buses to serve on lines C1 and 70. Deliveries of the Enviro200 models are scheduled for spring 2018 and price negotiations are underway. Once concluded, the latest order will bring the number of ADL BYD electric buses in the UK capital to over 100, more than in any other major European city.
Gothenburg too got the hang of electric buses and thus extends its ElectriCity project together with Volvo to 2020. Two more electric buses shall take over line 16, after the electrification of no. 55 has proven a success.
Slowly but surely: BlueCity dares to grow its EV sharing in London fivefold, from 10 to 50 electric cars after the Hammersmith & Fulham trial went well. Availability will include Merton and Hounslow. Bolloré has been trying to gain ground in London since 2014.
German H2 initiative: Hesse state has 5 hydrogen stations as the joint venture H2 Mobility Deutschland opens two new ones. The JV consists of Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde and Shell that thus expand in the Rhine-Main area, namely in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden. Germany now has a total of 30 H2 stations and these last two saw the federal government pour 1.6m euros into them. H2 Mobility not only got mighty shareholders but associated partners too with BMW, Honda, Toyota and Volkswagen.
It took Aspen 18 months to decide to apply for funding for electric buses and infrastrcuture. City officials will now be asked to grant 1.5m dollars towards the acquisition of eight electric buses from New Flyer. RFTA plans to also apply to the state for a grant worth 1.7m and to the FTA for a 3.2m grant.