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By News Editor / Updated: 01 Mar 2017

Östersund to test electric buses (Sweden)

The northern Swedish city of Östersund is to be the site of field tests by bus manufacturer Scania of battery electric buses.

Three Scania Citywide LF buses will be in operation from the end of 2017 with an additional three buses added in early 2019.

'Östersund, with its seasonal climate of cold winters and moderately warm summers, is the ideal location for testing performance in actual operations,' says Anna Carmo e Silva, head of Scania Buses and Coaches. 

The trials constitutes the initial stage in the ongoing development of battery electric buses.'

By News Editor / Updated: 21 Dec 2016

Landskrona to install new chargers for electric vehicles (Sweden)

The town of Landskrona in Sweden is to install 38 new chargers for electric vehicles in residential areas, public places and municipal sites.

The county of Skåne is investing 870 000 Swedish krona (€90 000) in the initiative from the state’s climate programme – a sum that is being matched by Landskrona.

Landskrona will install 10 EV charging stations for public use at a nearby ferry terminal and the main train station.

Three additional rapid-charging stations will be installed for the public near shops and a number of commuter parking lots.

By News Editor / Updated: 15 Dec 2016

Södertälje first Scandinavian city to use wirelessly charging bus (Sweden)

The city of Södertälje has launched into operation an electric-hybrid bus that is able to recharge wirelessly – the first of its kind in Scandinavia.

Operating on the city’s no. 755 route, the new bus recharges at a charging station located on the last stop of the route.

With 200 kW of power, the station can charge the batteries in 7 minutes with enough energy to serve the entire 10km route.

By Chiara Benetti / Updated: 08 Sep 2016

EUBCE 2017

As one of the world’s leading R&D conference combined with an international exhibition, the EUBCE represents the leading platform for the collection, exchange and dissemination of scientific know-how in the field of biomass.

The conference programme will address topics from biomass to bioliquids and biofuels for heat and electricity, transport and biobased products.

By News Editor / Updated: 07 Jul 2016

Helsingborg opens EV charging facilities (Sweden)

The Swedish city of Helsingborg is installing new charging stations to help promote the use of cleaner and energy-efficient vehicles.

The six loading stations with 12 charging points are being opened across various city locations, including the main square.

The project is being rolled out in co-operation with the city of Helsingborg and Swedish energy company Öresundskraft.

‘It feels great that we can now offer electric vehicle charging in key locations,’ said Oscar Grönwall, Helsingborg’s head of traffic.

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Jun 2016

Sweden launches pilot e-highway project

Swedish ministers last week opened a highway with electrified overhead wires that will power freight trucks straight from the grid.

The innovative system is part of two-year pilot project by German tech giant Siemens and Swedish heavy-truck manufacturer Scania.

A two-kilometre stretch of the E16 highway north of Stockholm will test the Siemens catenary system for trucks, using two diesel hybrid Scania vehicles.

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Jun 2016

Växjö receives funding to improve public transport (Sweden)

The city of Växjö has received 22.8 million Swedish krona (€2.4 million) from the Swedish Transport Administration to promote public transport in the municipality.

Until December 2018, Växjö will use the money – which together with its own funds totals an investment of 45.55 million krona (€4.82 million) - to implement a number of improvements.

This includes new bus lanes and refurbishing and improving bus stops, giving buses priority at traffic signals and installing displays with bus and traffic information.

By News Editor / Updated: 27 Apr 2016
By stefanlundh / Updated: 05 Sep 2016
By Simone Bosetti / Updated: 12 Feb 2016

Study tour: Attractive nodes and e-buses

Umeå Central is the newly rebuilt urban railway station of the city of Umeå in Sweden.

It is an example of how planning, architecture and art can be combined together to create a functional urban interchange node that is also a new attractive and safe public space.

The city has also begun to substitute its conventional bus fleet with a fully electric one, testing and implementing an innovative, reliable ultra-fast charging technology for operating its bus system.