Sweden inaugurates electrified road

eRoadArlanda will help to create a future of fossil-free transport in Sweden

eRoadArlanda will help to create a future of fossil-free transport in Sweden eRoadArlanda in Sweden is the first road of its kind to allow both commercial and passenger vehicles to be recharged while driving. The solution, which is both sustainable and cost-effective, will allow existing public roads to be electrified and help to create a future of fossil-free road transport.

The project is part of the Swedish Transport Administration’s pre-commercial procurement of innovation. The solution is based on conductive technology that uses an electric rail installed in roads to power and recharge vehicles during their journey. Approximately 2km of electric rail have been installed along public road 893, between the Arlanda Cargo Terminal and the Rosersberg logistics area outside Stockholm.

The electrified road works by transferring energy to the vehicle from a rail in the road through a movable arm. The arm detects the location of the rail in the road and as long as the vehicle is above the rail, the contact will be in a lowered position. The electrified road will be used by electric trucks developed as part of the project.

“One of the most important issues of our time is the question of how to make fossil-free road transportation a reality,” says Hans Sall, chairman of the eRoadArlanda consortium and business development director at NCC. “We now have a solution that will make this possible, which is amazing. Sweden is at the cutting edge of this technology, which we now hope to introduce in other areas of the country and the world.” Tomas Eneroth, Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, and Lena Erixon, director general of the Swedish Transport Administration, were on hand at the formal inauguration ceremony for the road.

“It is important to break new ground when it comes to climate-smart road transport. That’s why the Swedish Transport Administration supports innovative development projects that contribute to long-term, sustainable solutions,” said Erixon. The eRoadArlanda project is being managed by a consortium comprising the following members: Elways, NCC, PostNord, ABT-bolagen, Vattenfall, DAF, KTH, Kilenkrysset, VTI, E-traction, GCT, KTH, Bilprovningen, Airport City Stockholm, Sigtuna Municipality, Swedavia, Arlanda Stad Holding, TraningPartner, FirstHotel, Frost Produktion, SMM Dulevo and Sandstroms Elfirma.

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