Buses are an important piece of the puzzle in electrifying the entire transport sector in Östersund.

This small city in the middle of Sweden, located some 560 kilometers north of the capital city, Stockholm, is developing a sustainable transport system for the future that is partner-driven and that combines ecological, economic, and social sustainability.

At the end of the line, the buses are charged for 6 to 8 minutes, using pantographs, before making the return journey and being charged again.

For the locals, the reborn wildlife in Billsta stream is the icing on the cake. Most importantly, they are proud of being at the forefront of the drive to develop sustainable transport systems for the future. The electrical bus project in Östersund shows that public transport can be combined with modern environmental requirements, efficient renewable hydropower, and stringent ecological standards. In partnership and cooperation with different stakeholders, a solution has been developed that benefits not only the energy and transport industries, but also the environment.