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Automotive electric vehicle industry


Gothenburg is the home of Volvo and is the automotive capital of Sweden. We have the entire vehicle value chain, unique test environments and world-class expertise.

With a focus on innovation, sustainability and co-creation, Gothenburg has established itself as one of Europe's most dynamic automotive and mobility clusters. Global companies are investing large sums in R&D and facilities in the region, and strategic partnerships are being formed. The Chinese company Geely, for example, is developing a new 100,000 sqm innovation centre with space for 3,500 employees.

Not far away, the Volvo Group is developing Campus Lundby, a 200,000 sqm centre for the development of transport solutions. The Volvo Group is also collaborating with private and public bodies in the testing of entirely electric and emission-free buses in the city's public transport system. Meanwhile, Volvo Cars is moving forward with the development of self-driving vehicle technology and electrification, taking the lead in a rapidly transitioning industry. Together with Northvolt, the carmaker is developing a joint battery gigafactory and battery R&D centre in Gothenburg, which will create over 3,000 direct jobs.

The region is home to Volvo Cars, the Volvo Group, CEVT and Polestar, as well as major specialist subcontractors and suppliers such as SKF, Veoneer, Zenseact, Lynk & Co, Einride, Semcon, Ericsson, HCL and Brose.

This translates into an industry that is on the lookout for new talent.

Gothenburg - leading the way in electromobility

Learn more about our rapid transition towards more sustainable mobility and transportation.