Shhh, Volvo electric bus calls in at Gothenburg library
Volvo Buses is demonstrating the advantages of electric emission-free buses this week with a temporary indoor bus stop in Frihamnen which is designed like a library. The Volvo Ocean Race arrives in Gothenburg on 21–28 June and the electric buses will be operating on the new route 55 to a specially built indoor stop which has been created in collaboration with Gothenburg City Library.
The library will enable visitors to borrow books and tablets from librarians and sit down for a moment to read or listen to audio-books.
“Combining a bus stop with a library during the Volvo Ocean Race is an exciting idea, giving us the chance to meet many people from all over the city and allow new visitors to discover what our libraries have to offer,” says Gothenburg City Library manager Christina Persson.
Håkan Agnevall, Volvo Buses president adds: “Quiet, emission-free electric buses create new possibilities for public transport. With noise and air pollution out of the equation, the vehicles can get closer to where people are – even indoors.”
The library at Frihamnen will be open daily from 10am to 11pm.
Route 55 will be operated by three full-electric buses and seven electric hybrids from Volvo. The buses will call at the temporary library bus stop at Frihamnen for the duration of the Volvo Ocean Race, from 21 to 28 June.