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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Polaris of Enlightenment

Electric buses stand still due to cold weather

The exaggerated climate crisis

Published 5 January 2024
- By Editorial Staff

As part of an overall “sustainable public transport” initiative, all local buses in the municipality of Skellefteå in northern Sweden are electric. However, on Thursday, all bus services had to be canceled due to very cold temperatures, which meant that the vehicles needed to be heated in order to function optimally.

Despite Skellefteå Municipality’s emphasis on electric buses to improve everyday life and the environment, it turned out that the electric vehicles were not as reliable at temperatures as low as -35 degrees Celsius. As a result, it was decided to stop all bus traffic between 08:00 and 14:00 and between 18:00 and 21:30 on Thursday.

According to information available on the Skellefteå bus website, it is explained that the interruption in traffic is necessary to allow the buses to warm up and thus ensure that as much traffic as possible can be carried out. The measure aims to minimize the risk of travelers having to wait outdoors in extreme cold and at the same time create an acceptable working environment for the bus drivers.

It was also announced that all regional traffic in Skellefteå will be suspended on Friday, with the exception of a few specific lines.

A similar event took place in Norway’s capital, Oslo, less than a month ago.

 


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