Gothenburg Green City Zone
Testing the 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, the aim being to achieve 100% 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 that have defined Gothenburg over the years have transformed the region into the foremost knowledge region in Sweden. We have seen how 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 more achievable. Collaboration and foresight have led to the emergence of Gothenburg Green City Zone.
“In Gothenburg Green City Zone the city and the business and research communities will work together to make the transportation system emission-free in a very short time. With this collaboration we will take the lead on sustainability issues in Europe as well as show that we are serious about the city’s climate contract with the EU and about our ambitious sustainability goals for 2030.”
Axel Josefson, chair of Gothenburg’s City Executive Board
Gothenburg Green City Zone is a zone where we test new technology for both vehicles and infrastructure, the aim being to achieve 100% 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. A zone where we highlight new solutions, welcome innovation, and learn together. An opportunity for us to show consideration for each other, for our local environment, and for our climate, and where business and industry have a key role to play.
A zone of possibilities
It is not an exclusion zone where we prevent certain forms of transport from entering and redirect them elsewhere. It is a test zone and we have already made considerable headway. Several actors have developed groundbreaking solutions for the future, and we are not willing to wait. We want to begin putting those solutions into effect here and now. For the sake of our climate and the future well-being of the people of Gothenburg, we cannot afford to wait.
Gothenburg Green City Zone will initially comprise Lindholmen, the Event District (Evenemangsstråket), and Forsåker in Mölndal. Areas where we will generate potential for companies, societal stakeholders, and research community to test, develop and scale up their ideas. We know that Gothenburg has what it takes to succeed, and we are in agreement on what needs to be done. We will utilise and develop the resourcefulness and capacity for action that have already put Gothenburg on the map in terms of sustainability. Gothenburg Green City Zone will take us to the next level.
“This initiative is fully in line with our company’s purpose. We want to be involved in creating the cities of the future and keep them livable. This initiative gives us an opportunity to do that and take on responsibility in our own hometown at the same time.”
Håkan Samuelsson, chief executive of Volvo Cars
We welcome you to join
Gothenburg Green City Zone is an inclusive initiative where we welcome everyone who in different ways wants to be involved and create sustainable solutions for Gothenburg, the region and take them out into the world. With the initiative, Gothenburg will be the first region in the world to develop totally emission-free and at the same time scalable transport solutions at system level.
Welcome to be a part of the future as it’s being made!
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.