2nd Electric Road Systems Conference 2018

13-14 June

Arlanda Airport City, Stockholm, Sweden

After a successful first conference in June 2017 , the Swedish research and innovation platform for electric roads is arranging the second dedicated International Conference on Electric Road Systems (ERS) June 13th and 14th 2018. The venue this year is Arlanda Airport City, next to the international airport of Stockholm, where a conductive solution of electric road is located on an existing public road. Rooms are pre-booked at First Hotel Arlanda with walking distance to the conference, more information is found under tab “Venue”.

This 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. Therefore, the aim is to bring decision makers, industry and research together in this interdisciplinary conference.

The conference program consists of key-notes and research result presentations and poster presentations, mixed with demonstration activities and industry panels related to all aspects of ERS.

Emphasis for 2018’s conference is the organizational and business aspects of ERS: How do we go from vision to reality?

The registration site is now open!

  • Early bird conference fee: € 250 (until April 15th)
  • Conference fee: € 350 (from April 16th)
  • Conference fee for participants with podium or poster presentation: € 150 (until April 15th – discount code will be given after approval of abstract)



The call for presentations is closed! 

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 maximum 1,000 words. This conference will NOT publish any article or other elaboration of submitted abstracts.

Topics covered include ERS aspects such as:

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

Extended abstracts should include:

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

Abstracts should be submitted to All submitted abstracts will go through a review process. The conference language is English.

Important dates

15th of March 2018 – Deadline for extended abstract submission

1st of April 2018 – Notification of acceptance of paper presentation


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Wednesday 13th June


Thursday 14th June


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Title: Preparing for take-off: Analysing ERS from a business model perspective

Name: Stefan Tongur


Biography: Stefan Tongur has studied the evolution of electric road systems (ERS) through case studies in Sweden and LA, and defined the concept of ERS early in 2010. Stefan is finalising his PhD in which he analysis what role business models have in the early phases of a potential transition



Title: The Swedish national roadmap for ERS

Name: Jan Pettersson, Head of Electric Road Program, Swedish Transport Administration


Heavy goods vehicles are responsible for almost 89% of product volumes transported domestically, while cars are responsible for over 90% of traffic work. Heavy goods vehicles travelling by road are responsible for around 25% of the road transport system’s energy utilisation, and more or less the same percentage of carbon dioxide emissions. The Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) has made a decision on a climate law which will involve a compulsion to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector by at least 70% by 2030, before reaching a zero level in 2045.

The main idea with electric road systems is to reduce the dependency of heavy vehicles on fossil fuels, to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and also to ensure good provision of transport for commercial purposes in the fossil-free society of the future. Good provision of transport of this kind must not involve impairment of safety or the cultural or natural environment.

The national roadmap consist of four main parts

  • Market and funding
  • Promote, contribute to and pave the way for a broadened market and greater competition between the transmission systems
  • Prepare and implement a major electric road system pilot
  • Create a long-term plan for the construction and development of electric road systems


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The venue this year is Arlanda Airport City, next to the international airport of Stockholm.

Rooms have been pre-booked until 15th April at First Hotel Arlanda where the conference dinner will be held. Make your reservation by email or phone and use booking reference “ERS conference” or reference 145950 .

Single rooms cost SEK 1650 per night including breakfast and two-way airport transfer.