Sweden ElectriCity recently launched an electric bus pilot program in Gothenburg, turning some of its buses into Christmas decorations/celebrations. In addition to that, the bus plays Christmas music. Those in the area who want to see or ride the Christmas bus are probably interested in knowing that the route number in question is 55, and that it runs mostly primarily on weekdays.
“The previous ‘Silent Bus Sessions’ campaign highlighted one of the major benefits of electric buses — how quiet they are. We want to use the Christmas show to highlight in a fun way that the electric bus allows the city’s traditional noise to be replaced by pleasant sounds,” stated Helena Lind, PR manager at Volvo Buses.
“One way you can look at the Christmas bus is like a mobile Christmas card which we are using to send Christmas greetings to Gothenburg’s citizens, while also spotlighting a successful venture where innovation and sustainability combine to create an attractive means of public transport,” stated Lars Backström, managing director of Västtrafik.
The ElectriCity project is a pilot program to test the use of electric buses in urban parts of Gothenburg. The program currently utilizes 3 all-electric buses that are recharged entirely with renewable energy.