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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
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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.

By Fred Dotter / Updated: 15 Jan 2016

SMARTSET final conference and transnational network meeting

The SMARTSET project is coming to an end, and therefore a final conference and transnational network meeting will be organised to bring together representatives from policy level, knowledge carriers and cities to exchange on sustainable urban freight measures.

Participation is free but timely registration is required by 23 February 2016.

By News Editor / Updated: 02 Dec 2015

Gothenburg’s electric bus route wins European sustainability prize (Sweden)

The 55 electric bus route in Gothenburg (Sweden), known as ElectriCity, has been awarded the European Solar Prize 2015 for being the best example of sustainable public transport operated using renewable energy.

The European Solar Prize 2015 is awarded by the European Association for Renewable Energy, EUROSOLAR, to projects which aim, in an exemplary way, to raise public awareness about energy transition to a sustainable society

By Jorgen Held / Updated: 15 Oct 2015
By Eltis Team / Updated: 17 Sep 2015
By François Gigot / Updated: 04 Sep 2015