Volvo Cars teams up with Sweden’s Gothenburg to create climate-neutral city

The manufacturer will work with the local authority to test sustainable technologies, including autonomous robotaxis

Big Zero Report 2023

Volvo Cars has partnered with the city of Gothenburg in Sweden to develop a climate-neutral city that will test a range of electrified and autonomous technologies.

The initiative, called Gothenburg Green City Zone, aims to create an area within Scandinavia’s largest port city which is completely emission-free.

The zone will be designed to offer a variety of climate-neutral means of transport and infrastructure and will be used as a testing ground for sustainable technologies, including autonomous robotaxis.

Geo-enabling solutions and services ensuring that cars in the zone operate in electric-only mode and remain within speed limits will also be trialled.

The initiative is expected to start this spring.

Henrik Green, Chief Technology Officer at Volvo Cars, said: “We want to use our knowledge and technology to help create a future city that is electrified, connected, shared and climate-neutral.”

“This is an opportunity to lead by example, by testing new technologies and services in a live large scale environment, we can show that if it is possible here, it is possible anywhere.”

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