VOLVO ELECTRIC HYBRID BUS ON DISPLAY DURING THE WORLD’S LARGEST HALF MARATHON
More than 64 000 participants were registered for the Varvet half marathon in Gothenburg, Sweeden. Approximately 4000 volunteers and a crowd of 200 000 people were supporting runners along the track. 1,362 Volvo runners were enrolled to participate in the dedicated Volvo group.
The very first race in 1980 attracted 1,800 runners and over the years it has grown to be the world’s largest half marathon. The race takes the runners around the city of Gothenburg. One of electric hybrids, running in the field trials in Gothenburg was parked at Lindholmen to give the public a glimpse of the future electrification of city transportation.
All race participants were able to use free public transport during the day of the competition. Parking lots outside the city center to reduce the number of cars, exhaust fumes, and congestion in the city center. Participants arriving by boat from Denmark/Norway are picked up by bus.