1st Electric Road Systems Conference 2017

14-15 June

Högbo Brukshotell, Sandviken, Sweden

The Swedish research and innovation platform for electric roads is arranging the first dedicated international conference on the topic. The venue is in Sandviken where Europe’s first Electric Road System (ERS) implementation on a public road is located. The conference aims to gather international researchers and experts, to disseminate and discuss cutting edge results from research and pilot projects on the topic of Electric Road Systems, to facilitate and stimulate new collaborations, and to facilitate societal uptake of ERS as a sustainable solution for transport. The conference program consist of key-notes and research result presentations, mixed with demonstration activities and industry panels related to all aspects of ERS.

We are now accepting extended abstracts for presentations. These can be submitted with your conference registration, by using the link below.

To register for the Electric Road Systems Conference 2017, click here.

For more information regarding conference program, venue, and the call for presentations, please refer to the tabs below.


Important dates (updated!)

  • 30th of April – Deadline for extended abstract submission
  • 15th of May – Deadline for early bird registration
  • 15th of May – Notification of acceptance of paper presentation
  • 30th of May – Deadline for late participant registrations


Call for presentations is open!

The conference program has sessions for oral presentations of research results or results from pilot tests. We invite researchers to submit proposals for presentations as extended abstracts of 2 or 3 pages each. The conference will NOT publish any article or other elaboration of submitted abstracts.

Topics covered include ERS aspects such as:

  • Results from pilots, field trials and living labs
  • Technical configurations/solutions
  • System design and Energy system integration
  • Infrastructure aspects
  • Business and financial models for ERS (vehicles, operators and infrastructure suppliers)
  • Impacts of ERS: Environmental, Societal and Industrial

Extended abstracts should include:

  • Title of the presentation
  • Authors and contact details, also indicating who will make the presentation
  • Research question, methodology and results

All submitted abstracts will go through a review process. The conference language is English.

Your extended abstract should be submitted with your conference registration, by April 30th at the latest. Please use the link above.

Please note that this program is still subject to change.

Wednesday 14th June


10.00 – 12.00 Optional visit to electric highway E16
11.00 – 13.00 Registration, lunch at Högbo Brukshotell
13.00 – 14.00 Opening of conference and key-note speaker
14.00 – 15.30 Presentation session 1
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee
16.00 – 17.30 Presentation session 2
17.30 – 18.30 Exhibition/Other activities
19.00 Dinner

Thursday 15th June

8.30 – 9.15 Key-note speaker
9.15 – 10.15 Industry panel
10.15 – 10.45 Coffee
10.45 – 12.15 Presentation session 3
12.15 – 13.00 Key-note/conclusions
13.00 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Optional visit to eRoadArlanda. Bus from Högbo at 14.00. Visit test track 15.30-17.00

To download a pdf version of the program as well as information about the venue and logistics, click here.

Agneta Wargsjö, Director Strategic Development, Swedish Transport Administration

Title: ERS as a potential solution for fossile free transport system

Abstract: A sustainable society is dependent on a well working transport system with a low environmental footprint. At the same time, analysis of future trends shows that transport operation in tonne-km will increase, for all modes of transport. Road freight transport faces a huge challenge in breaking the fossil dependency. Despite the planned avoid, shift and improve measures the challenge remains. Additional measures within the road transport sector would be needed to liberate the road freight transport sector from fossil fuels. Electric road systems could be one of these additional measures.

Biography: Agneta Wargsjö is the Director Strategic Development at the Swedish Transport Administration. She is responsible for future and trend analysis, strategic planning, research and innovation, international affairs and is member of the executive management board at the administration. Agneta has a long experience within strategic planning of infrastructure and has been a member of TRB Committee, CEDR task group research, PIARC group on Good governance of road administration and Performance of transport administrations. Agneta is also the steering committee chair of the Swedish pre-commercial procurement of electric road systems which is responsible for the electric road systems at Sandviken and Arlanda.

Dr. Jacob Teter, Energy Analyst, Internationa Energy Agency

Title: How ERS is a key technology enabling CO2-reduction of road traffic and reaching the 2 degree goal. Technologies and events that take us to the right future

Abstract: The relevance of transport, and within transport road freight, for the global energy sector cannot be overstated. At around 52 million barrel of oil per day (mb/d) [in primary energy], transport accounts for more than half of global oil demand, and hence emits nearly one-quarter of global total energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Sectoral oil demand and emissions are both growing rapidly, and within developed countries, nearly all of this growth is attributable to road freight. Trucks constitute a key segment of global oil demand: oil use by trucks is second only to that of passenger vehicles (which consume around 24 mb/d) and nearly as high as all oil use by the industry sector. As a result, road freight transport alone emits 2.3 Gt of CO2 today, or 7% of total global energy-related CO2 emissions. Indeed, in both IEA the Reference Technology Scenario (RTS) and the 2-Degree Scenario (2DS), energy demand and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from road freight are expected to surpass those of passenger road vehicles in the early 2030s to become the greatest single sectoral energy consumer and GHG emitter within transport. Relying upon recent work to update and calibrate historical data on global road freight fleets and trends in truck energy efficiency, sales and stocks, vehicle and service (tonne-kilometre) activity, as well as revised demand projections for the goods delivery services provided by road freight, this presentation seeks to outline the measures that would be needed to realize 2DS in the sector, and to highlight the role that Electric Road Systems (ERS) play in the 2DS toward decarbonisation targets by mid-century and in the latter half of the century.

Biography: Dr. Jacob Teter is a Transport Energy Analyst for the International Energy Agency. His focus at the IEA is on modeling technologies and policies using the IEA Mobility Model. He holds a Ph. D. in Transportation Technology and Policy. Jacob has written and published various papers on transportation policy and climate change. He is the desk officer for Advanced Fuel Cells (AFC) and Advanced Materials for Transportation (AMT) Implementing Agreements.

Dr. Håkan Sundelin, Senior Researcher, RISE Viktoria

Title: ERS research in Sweden and around the world

Abstract: Electric road systems (ERS) have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector. ERS are today tested on public roads in multiple locations around the world. The basic technologies of ERS has been developed through various research projects across the globe. The presentation will give a brief overview of research activities around the world and provide a deeper presentation of past and present research projects in Sweden. The purpose and goal of the Swedish Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads will be presented and finally future challenges will be highlighted.

Biography: Dr. Håkan Sundelin is a senior researcher in electromobility projects at RISE Viktoria. He is currently the project leader of the Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads in Sweden. He is also work package leader of the research project ERSET which aims at creating analysis methods and tools to support optimal implementation of Electric Road Systems (ERS) in the Transport system. He has a long industrial background from Scania where he has been evaluating and testing the concept of electric roads using both inductive and conductive power transfer in many different research projects.

Dr. Regan Zane, Utah State University, SELECT-center

Title: Inductive ERS: concept, economics, test results and upcoming pilots in the US

Abstract: Inductive technologies for electric road systems offer the potential for cross-compatibility from light to heavy-duty vehicles on the same roadway. This talk will provide updates on inductive ERS from the university, industry and government partners at the Center for Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT). Topics covered include an overview of the concept and technology options for roadway integration, a summary of cost-benefit techno-economic analysis, hardware results from the SELECT test track, and plans for upcoming pilot projects in the US.

Biography: Dr. Regan Zane is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Utah State University and Founder and Director of the Center for Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT). He leads a wide range of research programs in power electronics for electric vehicle drivetrains and charging infrastructure, battery management systems, and dc and ac micro-grids. His programs maintain a strong emphasis on working with government and industry to develop and transition technologies into the marketplace.

Geroen Meyer, Head of Strategic Projects, Future Technologies and Europe Dept. 

Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD

Biography: Dr. Gereon Meyer, Head of Strategic Projects with the Future Technologies and Europe department of VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik in Berlin, earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the Freie Universität Berlin. Before joining VDI/VDE-IT in 2007 he was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow and researcher at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (USA), Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, San Jose, CA (USA) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (USA). At VDI/VDE-IT, Dr. Meyer is an expert for electronics and ICT for the automobile of the future. He is the chairman of the Int. Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA), and leads the activities of the Working Group Automotive of the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EPoSS). Dr. Meyer is a member of the industrial delegation of the PPP European Green Vehicles Initiative, an Operating Agent in charge of information exchange in the Implementing Agreement Hybrid and Electric Vehicles of the International EnergyAgency, and the editor of the Springer book series Lecture Notes in Mobility.



Högbo Brukshotell is beautifully located on the countryside just outside Gävle/Sandviken, approximately 1,5 hour (by car) from Stockholm/Arlanda airport. Högbo is a unique combination of nature, activities and cultural history. The facility offers restaurant, bar, conference centre, hotel rooms, pool & relaxation area, visitor’s shop, free wifi and more.

For more information about the venue please visit the Högbo Brukshotell website.

To download a pdf version of the program with information about the venue, reservations and logistics, click here.