First electric road inaugurated in Sweden
- Published: 17 April 2018
On Wednesday April 11th e-Traction was present as consortium partner for the formal inauguration of the first electric road in Sweden which was performed by Tomas Eneroth, Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, and Lena Erixon, Director General of the Swedish Transport Administration.
The electric road allows 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. Approximately two kilometers of electric rail have been installed along public road 893, between the Arlanda Cargo Terminal and the Rosersberg logistics area outside Stockholm.
For this project e-Traction was responsible for the full electrification of the truck. A DAF LF 19t was retrofitted with the direct drive in-wheel system of e-Traction.
In this project e-Traction is part of a consortium consisting of the following companies:
Elways, NCC, PostNord, ABT-bolagen, Vattenfall, DAF Cosmo Truckcenter Sweden, KTH, Kilenkrysset, VTI, E-traction, GCT, KTH, Bilprovningen, Airport City Stockholm, Sigtuna Municipality, Swedavia, Arlanda Stad Holding, TraningPartner, FirstHotel, Frost Produktion, SMM Dulevo and Sandströms Elfirma.
More information about this project can be found at www.eroadarlanda.com