Innovative collaboration for a cleaner and smarter city

In Gothenburg, Sweden, 14 partners from industry, academia and society are working together to develop, test and demonstrate new solutions for the future of public transport. The collaboration goes by the name ElectriCity, and here, Stefan Eglinger, Director General at the Urban Transport Administration in the City of Gothenburg, explains how it is making the city greener.


Gothenburg is taking a leap in city development: by 2035, the city will have grown by a third, and by 2050, according to Gothenburg’s climate strategy, CO 2 emissions from road transport will have decreased by at least 80 per cent. The growth is primarily made by densification in areas where people already dwell or travel. In this development, electrification plays a crucial role.

The challenge we face is tricky. How can we build an attractive city sustainably? The answer: we cannot – at least, not by ourselves. We need collaboration with industry, different organisations and research. It is only by meeting challenges together that we will succeed in developing robust, solid and sustainable solutions.

Demo arenas for new products and services

The idea of ElectriCity is to create a platform for the development and testing of services and products that can contribute to a more attractive public transport system. The partners work on an idea together, taking it all the way to implementation through different demo arenas where tests are made in real city environments. The testing and evaluation of electric bus operations is a central part of ElectriCity.

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