The Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads is funded by the Swedish Program for Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation (FFI) and the Swedish Transport Administration. The purpose of the platform 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.
Chalmers University of Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Institute of Transport Economics (TØI) in Norway, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), the Swedish Transport Administration, and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden conduct the research. Fortum, Profu, Scania, Vattenfall and Volvo Group are industry partners. Airport City Stockholm, Region Gävleborg, and Region Kalmar participate with their interest for future deployment. The project is managed and coordinated by RISE.
RISE is Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner. Through our international collaboration programmes with industry, academia and the public sector, we ensure the competitiveness of the Swedish business community on an international level and contribute to a sustainable society. Our 2 700 employees engage in and support all types of innovation processes. RISE is an independent, State-owned research institute, which offers unique expertise and over 100 testbeds and demonstration environments for future-proof technologies, products and services.
Airport City Stockholm is taking shape in a partnership between Swedavia, the Municipality of Sigtuna and Arlandastad Holding AB. The aim is to have a city located close to Stockholm Arlanda Airport, railways and motorways that creates opportunities for people to meet, for careers to advance and for companies to develop.
Chalmers University of Technology is located in Gothenburg and focuses on research and education in technology, natural science, architecture, maritime and other management areas.
Fortum is an energy company focusing on the Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland and Russia. Fortum operates power plants, including co-generation plants, and generates and sells electricity, heat and steam. The company also provides other energy related services and products.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology is Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution, located in Stockholm. KTH is working with industry and society in the pursuit of sustainable solutions to issues such as climate change, future energy supply, urbanisation and quality of life for the rapidly-growing elderly population. We are addressing these with world leading, high-impact research and education in natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. Almost two-thirds of the SEK 4 billion turnover relates to research.
The Lund University Faculty of Engineering (Lunds tekniska högskola, LTH) has overall responsibility for education and research in engineering, architecture and industrial design. Their strategies are based on diversity and cross-boundary cooperation and are characterised by gender equality, participation, quality and renewal. They have a broad research base, including nanotechnology, combustion physics and medical technology.
Profu is an independent research and consultant company in the areas of energy, environment and waste management. Clients include energy companies, waste companies, municipalities and authorities such as e.g. the Swedish Energy Agency and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.
Region Gävleborg brings together the areas which contribute to regional development throughout the county of Gävleborg. Among the responsibilities are public health and health care, infrastructure and public transport, competence and training issues, business development, international affairs and culture.
Region Kalmar County’s task is to coordinate the efforts needed to develop the county’s communications and work for a sustainable society.
Scania CV manufactures, develops, sells, and delivers trucks and buses. The company offers trucks for distribution and community services; and buses for public transportation, as well as services, such as driver training, financing, and insurance.
Swedish Electromobility Centre is a node for research and development of electric and hybrid vehicles and charging infrastructure. We unite Sweden’s e-mobility expertise and serve as a base for interaction between academia, industry and society.
Trafikverket, The Swedish Transport Administration, is responsible for long-term planning of the transport system for all types of traffic, as well as for building, operating and maintaining public roads and railways. The Swedish Transport Administration is also responsible for administering the theoretical and driving tests needed to receive a driving licence and taxi driver badge, as well as the theoretical test for the professional know-how needed for a transport licence and certificate of professional competence.
The Institute of Transport Economics (Transportøkonomisk institutt, TØI) is a national institution for transport research and development in Norway. The main objectives of the Institute are to carry out applied research on issues connected with transport and to promote the application of research results by advising the authorities, the transport industry and the public at large. Its sphere of activity includes most of the current major issues in road, rail, sea and air transport.
Vattenfall is a Swedish power company, wholly owned by the Swedish government. Beyond Sweden, the company generates power in Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Vattenfall aims to be a leader in sustainable production, ensuring reliable and cost-efficient energy supply, and is committed to be climate neutral by 2050.
Statens Väg- & Transportforskningsinstitut (VTI) / Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute
The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (Statens Väg- & Transportforskningsinstitut, VTI)) is an independent and internationally prominent research institute in the transport sector. Their principal task is to conduct research and development related to infrastructure, traffic and transport. They contribute to the development of knowledge pertaining to the transport sector, and the attainment Swedish transport policy goals.
The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, employs about 95 000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets.