The organizers would like to thank all presenters and participants. Your presence and your contributions made the conference a huge success!
Paving the way to large-scale implementation
Electric Road Systems (ERS) comprise all technologies that enable an in-motion transfer of power to electric vehicles. ERS bear a large potential for decarbonizing heavy-duty freight transport. Stringent climate targets in many countries, but also rising urgency to reduce local air pollution call for a fast implementation of ERS.
ERS has recently taken the step from a visionary technology to first real-world applications (Sweden 2016 and 2018, California 2017, Germany 2019), with further projects in planning (e.g. Italy, Sweden and China). Previous experiences and evaluations from demonstration projects are highly promising. Creating roadmaps for large-scale implementations is the next logical step and requires research in particular about potential business models, regulatory aspects, and integration into the energy system. Allowing all types of ERS technologies to mature through real-world applications remains on the agenda.
The third Electric Road Systems Conference provides opportunities for academics, policy makers and professionals interested in ERS to meet, exchange and contribute to an international discussion on the status-quo of ERS and its prospects. The conference also aims to bridge between research from various disciplines and practical experiences. For instance, the program includes site-visits to the nearby pilot site for catenary ERS on A5 (ELISA project).
The venue this year is House of Logistics & Mobility, next to Frankfurt am Main international airport.
The final conference program as a PDF-document can be found here
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The conference is organized on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.