Roads of the future – electrified roads
Vehicles are recharged while driven
About the project
eRoadArlanda is one of several projects in the Swedish Transport Administration’s pre-commercial procurement of innovation for the development of electrified roads. The techniques that have been developed in recent years are based on conductive technology that use an electric rail installed in roads to power and recharge vehicles during their journey.
The goal of the project is to generate knowledge, experience and decision data that is conducive to the creation of a platform for the electrification of larger transport routes in Sweden. The investment in the eRoadArlanda project is in line with the Swedish government’s target of creating a fossil-free transportation infrastructure by 2030 and will help to boost Sweden’s competitiveness.
Our assignment is to implement a demonstration – construct a test track, develop and evaluate the technology, and create foundational knowledge for the “implementation of electrified roads in the Swedish road-transport system.”
The test track is located on a ten-kilometer section of Road 893 between Arlanda Cargo Terminal and the Rosersberg logistics area, of which two kilometers will be electrified for the demonstration project. The vehicle that are primarily planned to use the electrified road is an 18-ton truck that will be carrying goods for PostNord.
Procurement of the electrified road
Procurement of the electrified road commenced in June 2013. In involves a five-year project in collaboration with the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Energy Agency, Vinnova and Swedish industry. It is aimed at determining factors such as the feasibility of power-transmission technologies in real traffic conditions, and whether they are safe and reliable or require improvement.
PostNord’s Green Flight airplane lands at Arlanda, the freight is transported by electrified road to Rosersberg, processed in a Green Building terminal with one of Sweden’s largest solar parks and then loaded onto trains directly from the terminal. This is how we should envisage climate-smart logistics solutions of the future.
The world’s the first electrical vehicle
Presented by Frenchman Gustave Trouvé at the International Exposition of Electricity in Paris.
30 percent of the cars in the US are electric
There is an abundance of recharging stations in big cities.
The first vehicle on the moon
An electric car and electric golf carts are also launched at this time.
The world’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle
The Toyota Prius, is launched. It has a petrol engine and two electric engines that double as generators.
Gunnar Asplund establishes the company Elways
To develop systems for supplying vehicles with electricity while in motion.
Cooperation between NCC and Elways
A joint venture is launched to make the technology available on a large scale on roadways.
A total of 200 meters of electric rail is installed
Along Test Track 2 in DRIVELAB, near Arlanda.
The development company RUAB is founded
The company becomes one of 11 companies to participate in the largest ongoing pre-commercial procurement in Europe.
eRoadArlanda enters design phase
RUAB is one of four companies to proceed. The project is named eRoadArlanda.
An additional 150 meters of electric rail is installed
A total of 350 meters of the road is electrified.
Electrified Road project
eRoadArlanda becomes one of two projects to receive the continued support of the Swedish Transport Administration to develop and test electrified roads.
Electric rail generation 4
An additional 50 meters of rail is installed on the test track. We now have totally 400 meters of electrified road.
Fully electric truck for eRoads
Swedens first fully electric truck is now registered and approved for driving on public roads. The unique truck will now be tested on the electric road testtrack.
Electric road preparation starts
Starting up trench and cable work – preparing for the new electrified road to be built during early fall.
The first fully electric powered truck in commercial traffic
The electric powered truck begins to transport goods between Arlanda and PostNord’s terminal in Rosersberg. Initially the truck is powered by conventional charging and a 600kg battery. When the new electric road is ready, the truck will also recharge while driving.
The first charging rail installed in public road
The work of placing 2 km of electric road starts. The installation work is estimated to last about a month.
Elways develops electrical systems for powering and recharging vehicles while in motion. The technology is based on conductive feeds from a rail in the road.www.elways.se
NCC is one of the leading construction and property-development companies in the Nordic region. NCC is developing technologies and methods for the installation, operation and maintenance of eRoadArlanda’s solutions for electrified roads.www.ncc.se
Kilenkrysset is a group of some 100 companies that pursue construction operations and property management.www.kilenkrysset.se
ABT Bolagen is a safe and eco-conscious partner that provides machinery and transport services to the construction and civil-engineering industry.www.abtbolagen.se
Airport City Stockholm is working to build Sweden’s first actual airport city. Airport City Stockholm is operated by Swedavia, Sigtuna Municipality and Arlandastad Holding AB.www.airportcitystockholm.com
Sigtuna works to create sustainable and attractive environments for residents and companies. With its strategic location and convenient transport links, Sigtuna is a prime location for the establishment of a new modern logistics area.www.sigtuna.se
Arlandastad Holding is a property development company that is creating conceptual platforms for the development of Sweden’s first airport city. The company controls 237 hectares of land in the Stockholm Airport City area.www.arlandastadholding.se
Bilprovningen is a vehicle inspection company with nearly 100 stations in Sweden, making it the only nationwide player in the market. Since its launch, Bilprovningen has inspected more than 200 million vehicles.www.bilprovningen.se
e-Traction offers advanced e-mobility technologies and has developed a unique solution for direct electrical drive through a vehicle’s axles.www.e-traction.com
DAF develops and produces light, medium and heavy utility vehicles. All vehicles are built to satisfy the individual demands of each customer.www.dafsweden.se
Cosmo Truckcenter AB is the general agent for DAF trucks in Sweden, with sales and service points throughout the country, and offers all types of configurations for new and used trucks.www.dafsweden.se
The Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) is an independent and internationally distinguished research institution that conducts R&D in the areas of infrastructure, traffic and transport.www.vti.se
The Royal Institute of Technology is one of Europe’s leading technical universities and is a vital arena for generating knowledge. It is Sweden’s largest university for technical research and training, and attracts students and researchers from around the world.www.kth.se
PostNord is the leading the supplier of communications and logistics solutions to, from and within the Nordic region, and secures postal services for private individuals and companies in Sweden and Denmark.www.postnord.se
Vattenfall is one of Europe’s largest power producers primarily within electricity, heating and gas. Vattenfall is active in all areas of the value chain: production, distribution and sales.www.vattenfall.se
Gävle Container Terminal is the East Coast’s largest container port with traffic from 21 of the world’s largest shipping companies.www.gct.se
Offer a full range of services and training in the automotive industry. With our training center and the new test track at Arlanda, we are also specialized in performing launches, events and exhibitions.www.trainingpartner.se
Located in Stockholm’s airport city district with excellent connections to Arlanda Airport. The hotel is central Scandinavia’s new meeting hub where businesses and organizations enjoy the chance to meet, work and socialize.www.firsthotels.se