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Sweden launches electric bus route

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Electric Bus Route 55 in Gothenburg, Sweden, has just become the city's first route for electric buses and one of the most modern in the world. 

The route features three all-electric and seven hybrid Volvo buses that run on electricity from wind power and hydropower. Onboard Wi-Fi and phone-charging facilities mean users can stay connected and in touch on the go. Furthermore, one of the stops along the way has an indoor terminal, which is made possible by the fact that the buses are silent and emission-free. 

The project can be credited to ElectriCity, a collaboration that develops, tests and demonstrates new, attractive, sustainable collective transport for the future.

"ElectriCity and route 55 are concrete proof of how Gothenburg is being developed into a denser, more sustainable and open city with attractive public spaces and a rich urban life. The project also demonstrates our ambition and strategy to attract expertise and investment that help reduce environmental impact and develop collaboration between authorities, industry and academia," says Anneli Hulthen (S) Chair of the City Executive in Gothenburg.