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By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 22 Jul 2015

Malmö has most sustainable transport in Sweden

The city of Malmo is revealed as having Sweden’s most sustainable transport system, according to a recent nationwide analysis.

Swedish transport consultancy Trivector performed the assessment with the aid of the EU-funded EcoMobility SHIFT tool, which measures the performance of urban transportation.

By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 22 Jul 2015

Fare free public transport as a growth factor

In 2012 Avesta, a Swedish municipality, introduced fare-free public transport (FFPT) on its buses. The purpose was to increase, and make it easier to, travel by public transport.

As a result travels by public transport have increased by 80 per cent and car emissions were reduced by 40 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

In addition, several other positive side effects were noted as a result of the trial. Avesta municipality decided that public transport by bus should continue to be fare free into the future.

By News Editor / Updated: 08 Jul 2015

Göteborg launches innovative new electric bus route (Sweden)

Göteborg has launched what is reported to be one of the world’s most modern electric bus routes.

The Swedish city’s new bus route 55 has three completely electrically driven buses and seven electric hybrid buses.

The buses on the route, which runs from Chalmers Johanneberg to Chalmers Lindholmen, through the centre of Göteborg, are equipped with onboard wi-fi and phone charging facilities.

The buses, provided by Volvo Buses, run on batteries that are quickly recharged with renewable electricity at the terminal stops.