Demonstration projects currently under way will test ERS on public roads and in real-life environments, addressing various legal, political, economic, and efficiency aspects of ERS. Public road tests would provide decision makers and investors with a foundation for further investments that would bring ERS to commercial operation. At the time of writing, there are two ongoing demonstrations on public roads in Sweden, one demonstration on a public road in the USA has been finalized, and the German federal government funds the construction of three future demonstrations on public roads, which will be successively put into operation from 2019 onwards. In addition, the Swedish Transport Administration has issued a pre-commercial procurement in order to gain knowledge from additional demonstrations on public roads.
The following table gives a summary of ongoing and planned activities on public roads:
|Name||Location||Solution||Start of vehicle operation||End|
|E16 Electric Road||E16 in Region Gävleborg, Sweden||Overhead lines||2016||2020|
|SCAQMD||Los Angeles County, USA||Rail||2017||2017|
|eRoadArlanda||Arlanda Airport, Sweden||Rail||2018||2021|
|ELISA||A 5, Germany||Overhead lines||2019||2022|
|FESH||A 1, Germany||Overhead lines||2020||2022|
|EVolution Road||Lund, Sweden||Rail||2020||2022*|
|Smartroad Gotland||Visby, Sweden||Wireless||2020||2022*|
|eWayBW||B 462, Germany||Overhead lines||2021||2024*|
* Estimated end year.