eRoadArlanda is one of several projects in the Swedish Transport Administration’s pre-commercial procurement of innovation for the development of electrified roads. The techniques that have been developed in recent years are based on conductive technology that use an electric rail installed in roads to power and recharge vehicles during their journey.
The goal of the project is to generate knowledge, experience and decision data that is conducive to the creation of a platform for the electrification of larger transport routes in Sweden. The investment in the eRoadArlanda project is in line with the Swedish government’s target of creating a fossil-free transportation infrastructure by 2030 and will help to boost Sweden’s competitiveness.
Their assignment is to implement a demonstration – construct a test track, develop and evaluate the technology, and create foundational knowledge for the “implementation of electrified roads in the Swedish road-transport system.”
The test track is located on a ten-kilometer section of Road 893 between Arlanda Cargo Terminal and the Rosersberg logistics area, of which two kilometers will be electrified for the demonstration project. The vehicle that are primarily planned to use the electrified road is an 18-ton truck that will be carrying goods for PostNord.