Electric Road Systems (ERS) are being demonstrated on public roads in Sweden, but how to make the step to large scale operation? How will the business ecosystem work and how can interfaces be standardized? These and other questions will be explored within a project executed by a “Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads”, which has been granted funding of 19 MSEK in total from the Swedish Program for Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation (FFI) and the Swedish Transport Administration. An industry contribution of 8 MSEK gives a total investment of 27 MSEK during a period ending in 2019.
In order for a successful introduction of ERS there is a need to build a supporting and strong innovation system. The purpose of the project is to strengthen the Swedish and Nordic research and innovation resources by building a joint knowledge base in cooperation between institutes, universities, authorities, industry, and demonstration sites.