Route 55 reaches its goal - with massive introduction of electric buses as a result

Route 55 reaches its goal - with massive introduction of electric buses as a result

Those of you lucky enough to visit IRIS partner Johanneberg Science Park, will certainly have travelled on the route 55 ‘ElectriCity’ line – and been very impressed by the ride. The city and its partners have been too… and recently completed an order for 200 electric buses to operate in the Gothenburg area off the back of this successful pilot.

Route 55 was introduced in 2015, to enable ElectriCity partners to learn about full-scale electric buses in public transport. The route, which was added as extra traffic and thus lacking its own traffic assignment, has been used for a variety of tests, with successful results. For example, fast charging, IT solutions and measurements of air quality have been made along the route.

Travelers, drivers and operators all have positive experiences of the buses and the quieter, softer electric drive. As the route works smoothly, the demonstration arena has fulfilled its purpose and electrified electric buses will now become part of the everyday operations in the Gothenburg area's public transport.

The procurement of electric buses is one of the largest in Europe and shows the city's and region's high ambitions with sustainability efforts and with improving the urban environment. The new buses will mean lower emissions of both particles and exhaust gases and reduce noise levels.

ElectriCity continues to develop and test solutions for the electrified transports of tomorrow. We are looking into the possibilities of starting new demonstration arenas. More information about that will be published at a later date.

Reference article on Johanneberg Science Park news channel:



30 Jul 2020