Research & Innovation Platform for Electric Roads
by Martin Gustavsson, Hampus Alfredsson, Conny Börjesson, Darijan Jelica and Håkan Sundelin from RISE; Filip Johnsson and Maria Taljegård from Chalmers; Mats Engwall from KTH; Askill Harkjerr Halse from TØI; Lina Nordin, Andreas Käck and Philip Almestrand Linné from VT; and Magnus Lindgren from Trafikverket.
by Peter Claeson, Linnéa Casselbrant, Yamen Kadoura and Annika Almqvist from SIS – Swedish Institute for Standards
The work of the project “Research & Innovation Platform for Electric Roads” has been intended to create clarity concerning the power grid requirements, maintenance needs, socioeconomic conditions and other effects associated with electric roads. We have investigated the benefits from the perspectives of various actors, implementation strategies, operation and maintenance standards, proposed regulatory systems, and factors conducive of the acceptance and development of international collaborative activities.
The project commenced in the autumn of 2016 and the main research continued until December 2019, the work during year 2020 has been focused on knowledge spread and coordination with the Swedish-Germany research collaboration on ERS (CollERS). The results have been disseminated through information meetings, seminars, and the annual international conference. Reports have published in the participating partners’ ordinary publication series and on www.electricroads.org. The project is financed by Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation (FFI) and Trafikverket, the Swedish Transport Administration.
One outcome from the project is an electric road systems architecture that was published in May 2018.