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Healthier cities with electric buses


Watch the broadcast event ”Healthier cities with electric buses ” with professor Kerstin Persson Waye from the University of Gothenburg.

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According to a new study the health of residents living alongside a bus route in Gothenburg became considerably better when hybrid buses were replaced by buses fully powered by electricity.

Kerstin Persson Waye, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg.
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Along with the noise levels there was a reduction of fatigue, day time sleepiness and low mood.

There was an improvement, people felt significantly better” says Kerstin Persson Waye, Professor of Environmental Medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and responsible for the research.

Click the link above and follow to the studio conversation about the research, how residents reacted, and about conclusions drawn from the research by other experts from society, public transports and industry.

Duration: 30 minutes.

Previous press release about the study: Better residents’ health after switch to electric buses