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Gothenburg Green City Zone

Testing the emission-free transport system of the future. Here and now.

Gothenburg Green City Zone is a zone where we test new technology for both vehicles and infrastructure with the aim of achieving emission-free transport by 2030. What is currently unfolding is the creation of an entirely new climate-neutral transport system. A system that will require a new state of mind, where we work along new lines, and pool our thoughts and ideas.

The exceptionally strong tradition and spirit of collaboration have defined Gothenburg over the years and have transformed the region into the foremost innovation region in Sweden. Companies, the research community, and the public sector have joined forces to test everything from new all-electric bus routes to ways in which we can live more sustainably in the future. Gothenburg has become a testbed where ideas have come to fruition, opening up more rapid and effective ways of making sustainable solutions of the future achievable. Collaboration and foresight have led to the emergence of Gothenburg Green City Zone.

Autonomous bus
Picture by Peter Kvarnström/Göteborg & Co
In Gothenburg Green City Zone, the city, industry and research communities will work together to make the transportation system emission-free in a very short time. Through fruitful collaboration we will take the lead in sustainability issues in Europe, proving that we are serious about the city’s climate contract with the EU and our ambitious sustainability goals for 2030.
Axel Josefson, Chair, Gothenburg City Executive Board

A zone of possibilities

What is currently unfolding is the creation of an entirely new climate-neutral transport system. A zone where we highlight new solutions, welcome innovation, and learn together. It is not an exclusion zone. It is a test zone where business and industry have a key role to play.

Several players have already developed groundbreaking solutions for the future. We want to begin putting those solutions into effect here and now. For the sake of our climate, we cannot afford to wait.

Gothenburg Green City Zone

Gothenburg Green City Zone will initially comprise the central parts of Gothenburg, from Lindholmen, via the Event District, to Forsåker in Mölndal. Areas where we will generate potential for companies, societal stakeholders, and the research community to test, develop, and scale up their ideas. Gothenburg Green City Zone will take us to the next level.

Gothenburg and the rest of the world need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport and dependence on fossil fuels. To find solutions, Gothenburg Green City Zone will take lead in the transition and become emission-free as early as 2030.

This initiative is entirely in line with our company’s purpose. We want to be involved in creating the cities of the future and keeping them liveable. This initiative gives us an opportunity to do that and at the same time assume responsibility for our home-city.
Håkan Samuelsson, Chief Executive, Volvo Cars

You are welcome to join

Gothenburg Green City Zone is an inclusive initiative where we welcome everyone who wants to be involved in creating sustainable solutions for Gothenburg, the region, and the world. With this initiative, Gothenburg will be the first region in the world to develop totally emission-free, scalable transport solutions at the system level.

You are welcome to be part of the future as it evolves!

Two people riding bicycles in central Gothenburg
Join the future as it evolves!

Do you and your company want to be part of the Gothenburg Green City Zone? We welcome companies from all over the world to participate in the collaboration and together create innovative transport solutions for the cities of the future here and now. Get in touch with us and we will help your company become part of the Gothenburg Green City Zone.

Maria Strömberg
Director Cluster & Innovation
Area of work: Cluster development Innovation Cleantech
Area of concern: Management team Business development and financing
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