Research & Innovation Platform for Electric Roads

Executive Summary

NEW: Executive summary in English, RISE report 2021:79
NEW: Executive summary in Swedish, RISE rapport 2021:76


Key Messages on Electric Roads: Executive Summary from the CollERS Project

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.

Standards compilation
by Peter Claeson, Linnéa Casselbrant, Yamen Kadoura and Annika Almqvist from SIS – Swedish Institute for Standards

Reports from CollERS — the Swedish-German Research Collaboration on Electric Road Systems

Electric Road Systems Architecture

Project overview

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 The project is financed by Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation (FFI) and Trafikverket, the Swedish Transport Administration.

For more information about the project, see the pages on Work Packages, Partners, and the Reference Group.

One outcome from the project is an electric road systems architecture that was published in May 2018.