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2016-12-07

Vattenfall: Vattenfall's wireless charging station inaugurated on new electric bus route

The first hybrid electric bus route in the Nordic region with wireless
bus stop charging is inaugurated in Södertälje, south of Stockholm.
The city bus is charged rapidly and invisibly at Vattenfall's
charging station. The project is a cooperation between Scania, SL,
Vattenfall, Södertälje municipality and the Royal Institute of
Technology (KTH) designed to develop silent and sustainable public
transport. The project is being partly financed by the Swedish Energy
Agency.

This is the first time in the Nordic region that a hybrid electric bus
running on a regular route is being provided with invisible inductive
charging. Seven minutes of wireless charging is enough for bus route
755 to run its entire distance of ten kilometres. The experience
gained in this project will be important for the public transport of
the future.

"This cooperation is a tangible example of realising Vattenfall's
strategy. The further electrification of the transport sector is one
of the most important contributions to a climate-neutral Sweden. A
hundred years ago, Vattenfall electrified Sweden and the railways,
and now we are electrifying the road transports," says Magnus Hall,
CEO and President of Vattenfall.

Vattenfall owns and operates the charging station and supplies it with
renewable electricity. Wireless bus stop charging means that the bus
parks over a charging segment hidden in the road where charging takes
place automatically. This charging solution is based on wireless
inductive technology which is safe, efficient and environmentally
friendly.

Sweden aims to have a fossil-free vehicle fleet by 2030. The
electrification of public transport, and buses in particular, is
crucial to reach this goal. The hybrid electric bus is 70 per cent
more energy-efficient than a corresponding conventional diesel bus.

"Vattenfall wholeheartedly supports the objective of reducing
emissions from the transport sector and it is a part of the company's
future to offer customised charging infrastructure for electric
buses," says Hall.

For further information, please contact:
Michelle von Gyllenpalm, Head of PRA & Media Relations, phone: +46
70-531 63 11

From Vattenfall's Press Office, telephone: +46 8 739 5010

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