Volvo Buses is amping up its green portfolio.
It’s introducing a program to recycle its bus batteries by transforming them
into a source of energy for a Gothenburg residential complex. The program,
which began late last year in partnership with Stena Property and Stena Recycling,
is similar to one the company is already running with several other area
The refurbished bus batteries are charged by
rooftop solar panels, and will be used to power residential community features,
such as outdoor lighting and laundry facilities. When the batteries lose their
viability, they’ll be shipped off to Stena Recycling for processing.
“We not only aim to create sustainable public
transport but also work to ensure that our entire value chain is sustainable,”
said Håkan Agnevall, President of Volvo Buses. “We create yet another
commercial incentive for electric buses since the application area for bus
batteries is expanded.”
Source: Volvo Buses